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Church to Honor St. Yared - the Great Ethiopian Composer

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      Church to Honor St. Yared - the Great Ethiopian Composer

      Ethiopian Reporter
      Photo: Getty Images

      By Yelibenwork Ayele

      Saturday, 30 August 2008

      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, - The Ethiopian Orthodox Church, in a press
      conference, said it would hold a great event next Sunday at the
      Millennium Hall commemorating St. Yared, the Ethiopian author of
      cantatas, traditional education and various pieces of religious literature.

      Zema or the chant tradition of Ethiopia, particularly the chants of
      the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, is attributed to St. Yared, a
      composer and a choreographer who lived in Aksum in the 6th century
      AD. He is credited for inventing the Zema of the Church; the chant
      that has been in use continuously for the past 1500 years. His music
      has defined the ritualistic feature of all the major fasts and feasts
      of the Church.

      St. Yared was born to a family of a long line of church scholars in
      Axum in the sixth century. At the age of six he was assigned to a
      priest so that he could learn, but Yared turned out to be a poor
      student and was sent back to his parents. After his father passed
      away, his mother gave him away to her brother, Aba Gedeon, who was
      then a well known priest-scholar of the church of Axum Zion, to look
      after his education

      Read More: http://en.ethiopianreporter.com/content/view/1128/36/
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