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By Lily Birra

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the belief for this venture was once first prompt to Mohammed Hassen by way of Lily Marcos-Birra , the committed spouse and the simplest buddy of Ali Birra most likely a couple of yr in the past. What used to be deliberate at that degree was once to organize a quick biographical information regarding the mythical Oromo singer for his Golden Jubilee anniversary social gathering on musical level. That occasion, to be able to mark Ali Birra's fiftieth anniversary get together in view that he began making a song in 1963, may be held in Minneapolis on July four, 2013. even though the plan for the venture had a gestation interval of numerous months, the paintings at the venture started out with earnestness merely in may well 2013. With Dr. Gemechu Megerssa's contribution and extra formerly released articles, and brief experiences of Ali Birra's track via Rick Sanders and Blogfoolk journal. The venture accelerated past short biographical info. The undertaking now has 5 brief chapters and evaluate articles. it's a very modest starting for encouraging others to put in writing extra immense paintings approximately Ali Birra, his lengthy effective musical profession and his large contribution for placing Oromo song on musical map of the area. As a venture which used to be ready below extreme strain of time, we didn't have the luxurious of time for conscientiously proof-reading greater than as soon as all contributions. If we had a chance to proof-read all contributions greater than as soon as, most likely we might have eradicated or diminished attainable typos and different error. We express regret if there are mistakes.
we're deeply indebted to Matt Knowles, Andreas Hansen and Rick Sanders for giving us the permission to incorporate their very good articles during this undertaking. We exhibit our honest gratitude for Francis Falceto and Buda Musique for generating Ethiopiques 28. This construction has actually garnered first-class experiences not just from the Oromo groups but in addition from the foreign viewers. because the results of their construction they positioned Oromo track the place it rightfully merits to be, a part of the realm track, finishing the lengthy overlook within which Oromo song discovered itself for many years. we now have been very lucky to have pals and associates who contributed to the crowning glory of this undertaking in a single approach or the opposite. We thank Catherine Jimbo Odari, a PhD pupil at Georgia nation college, for typing the articles of Matt Knowles and Andreas Hansen. We thank our pricey buddy Dr. Gemechu Megerssa not just for his contribution but additionally for his participation in Ali Birra's Golden Jubilee with us in Minneapolis. Dr. Gemechu Megerssa has been Ali Birra's life-long shut buddy. We have been deeply touched by way of quickly responses of Taha Ali Abdi and Assefa Tefera Dibaba( a PhD scholar at Indiana college) for his or her translations of a few of the lyrics of Ali Birra songs into English texts. we're indebted to Jawar Mohammed and Arfasse Gemeda of Columbia collage for his or her support with this venture. We owe substantial debt of gratitude to our pal, Elias Ibssa, who took the entire accountability for type-setting and printing this venture and making it prepared for the day of occasion. We thank all those people who are concerned in the back of the scene in organizing Ali Birra's fiftieth anniversary. eventually, we owe profound debt of gratitude to our pricey buddy Ali Birra, who consistently made us snort, whereas answering all our questions about his existence and musical trip. details from our lengthy interviews with Ali Birra shaped the foundation for crafting bankruptcy one. His interviews also are quoted generously in bankruptcy . We percentage the happiness with Ali Birra for celebrating his Golden Jubilee. we're watching for it with nice excitement.

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