Ali Mohammed Birra: The Voice of an Era

Posted: Adoolessa/July 6, 2013 · Finfinne Tribune | | Comments

By Mohammed Ademo |

He has been described as a national icon, a pioneer, a legend, a hero, a doctor, and even the undisputed king of Oromo music. All of these, however, cannot begin to capture the influence his music has had on Oromo identity, culture, and politics. His work and life reflect his pride in, and devotion to, the empowerment of the Oromo people. His uplifting lyrics and eclectic style will continue to inspire for generations to come.

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