Yared has also laid down the foundation for common purpose and plurality among various ethnic, linguistic and regional groupings of the Ethiopian people.
Elaborate visual representation of chants, the introduction of additional musical instruments, movements and performances by Ethiopian scholars have further enriched and secured the continuity and dynamism of the tradition to the present.
Hailemichael, who attended the opening, indicated that he appreciated the public awareness value of the V&A exhibition.
Yared’s birthday in Debre Selam Qidist Mariam Church in Washington D. in the presence of a large number of Ethiopian Americans.
The or sacred dance at the end of a special mass – all in honor of the great composer.
V&A’s Director Tristram Hunt was quoted as saying: “They would be sent to Ethiopia on long-term loan, so ownership would remain with the museum.” “My answer is a quick no,” replied the Ethiopian Ambassador, emphasizing that Ethiopia is the rightful owner of the items.
“My government is not interested in loans, it is interested in having those objects returned.” The gesture from V&A was made on the eve of the museum’s current exhibition that opened on April 5th showcasing its Meqdela collection on the 150th anniversary of the battle.