Is there an Ethiopian Youth Culture?

Second Opinion

Youth culture is a way for the young generations to express and live their lives. It’s what I have repeatedly heard from my uncles and aunts about how they conducted themselves, with and in defiance to the existing norms. They shared the stories of what they wore and how they talked with a sense of such raw nostalgia I almost feel as if I was there wearing those clothes and talking politics and swinging to the music.

Music is a big part of any youth culture. In the 60s artists popularized Tizita Ethiopian ballad as the sound of a generation; a ballad of an era. It’s the music that was a soundtrack of a generation. Music is such an important aspect of the lives lived by the generations before us, including the famous Ethiopian Student Movement where certain music became an anthem and a driving force of the movement. It…

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