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World Music Matters is RFI's weekly rendez vous with musicians making global beats.

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Title: World Music Matters - Hachalu Hundessa: the Oromo singer who helped transform politics in Ethiopia

World Music Matters - Hacaaluu Hundessaa: the Oromo singer who helped transform politics in Ethiopia

July 3rd, 2020

"Everyday I walk in this city, I know I walk alongside death," singer Hacaaluu Hundessaa said just days before he was shot dead in the Ethiopian capital… Go to Episode

World Music Matters - Hachalu Hundessa: the Oromo singer who helped transform politics in Ethiopia

July 3rd, 2020

"Everyday I walk in this city, I know I walk alongside death," singer Hachalu Hundessa said just days before he was shot dead in the Ethiopian capital… Go to Episode

World Music Matters - 'Black Lives Matter', and songs are showing it's a fact

June 26th, 2020

Inspiring speeches are great, but a song can travel and connect people like nothing else. After the tragic death of George Floyd, musicians are helping… Go to Episode

World Music Matters - Ariana Vafadari breathes life into Anahita, Persian goddess of water

June 19th, 2020

After exploring Zoroastrian chants on her 2016 album “Gathas, songs my father taught me”, mezzo soprano Ariana Vafadari puts femininity to the… Go to Episode