Ethiopia: Teddy Afro’s “Tikur Sew”


Teddy Afro and Dejazmach Balcha Aba Nefso Oromo military leader who fought in Battle of Adwa and died in the 2nd Italian invasion 1936

Somalilandsun – The Africa Collective published on 8 June 2014 commentary titled “Teddy Afro’s ‘Tikur Sew’–Ethnic Politics and Historical Narrative” by Rachael Hill, a PhD candidate at Stanford University. It is an analysis of Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro’s 2012 album Tikur Sew (Black Man). The title track is a tribute to late 19th and early 20th century Emperor Menilik II and the Ethiopian victory over the Italians at Adwa.


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