Role of Musical Songs in the Independence Struggle of Eritrean People

International Journal of Human Development and Information System, Vol. 2, No. 1&2, pp. 93-104, Serials, New Delhi, India, 2009

Posted: 17 Jan 2009 Last revised: 7 May 2015

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Ravinder Rena

Papua New Guinea University of Technology; Polytechnic of Namibia; University of the Western Cape; North-West University; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Date Written: November 10, 2009

Abstract

The song has been playing a pivotal role in present developing societies like Eritrea. Thus the music is considered as the language of a common man. The songs of Eritrea touched all feelings of life of the people and inspired them to advance the nation's construction and reconstruction process. Eritrean life is tinge of different feelings and values such as Love, Agony, Patriotism, Mercy, generosity etc. The songs are however fused Eritreans to unite and to fight against their enemy. The song should blossom and spread the fragrance of people's culture to the generations. An attempt is made in this paper to study the importance of the song and its impact on Eritrean struggle for independence and also the present border conflict situation. It provides a summary analysis of the song its evolution and progress over a long period.

Keywords: The song, Freedom Struggle, Eritrea, Culture, Conflict, Colonial period

JEL Classification: D63, D74, J12, J15, Z13

Suggested Citation

Rena, Ravinder, Role of Musical Songs in the Independence Struggle of Eritrean People (November 10, 2009). International Journal of Human Development and Information System, Vol. 2, No. 1&2, pp. 93-104, Serials, New Delhi, India, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1328711

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