The couple’s story. No one will ever be able to compare to him. Ethiopians have one of the world’s richest and best-preserved cultures, with little impact from other nations. Locals have a strong sense of self, passing down legends and traditions from generation to generation.
The most common religion is Christianity, which is followed by Islam and various traditional animist faiths. Ethiopia and Eritrea were among the first countries to convert to Christianity. Christians make up up to 62 percent of the population, while Muslims make up around 30-35 percent. Traditional religions are practiced by the remaining 4-5 percent.
Ethiopian music is immensely diversified, and folk music from all over the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia, has influenced it recently. Religious music has specific Christian components, although azmaris, or traveling musicians, play secular tunes throughout the Highlands. The chordophone (a string instrument that resembles a lute and lyre and is played with a bow), aerophones (bamboo flutes), and idiophones are some of the traditional instruments (used for liturgical music).