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Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Oct 2019, 09:27



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Why, this year, Last Night at the Proms will be woke

Daniel Kidane (@dan_kidane)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ical-music

My composition premieres tonight. It’s a recognition that classical music needs more diversity, to make it meaningful for all of us

Sat 14 Sep 2019



In recent years we seem to have reached peak wokeness, but not entirely for the right reasons. I first heard woke as an adjective from the US, alongside the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The term “stay woke” was used as an empowering slogan that encouraged people to be vigilant to the injustices in society, especially racism. But as the word grew in popularity, the licence to use it in any which way expanded and its meaning became diluted. It was in response to this woke-washing that I decided to call my piece for tonight’s Last Night at the Proms https://www.theguardian.com/music/promsWoke”.

[When I was young] I remember feeling a sense of otherness – where were all the other black and minority-ethnic children?


As a composer whose father is Eritrean, whose mother is Russian and who was born and raised in the UK, I have always embraced a mixed and diverse outlook. With age I have begun to truly appreciate the richness of drawing inspiration from a variety of perspectives. Having three cultures at hand to quarry for ideas – a triptych of folklore, language and traditions – is much more fruitful than just one.

My journey into music began with group recorder lessons at a state primary school. I then progressed to the violin – my dad had a dream of me playing the instrument. At my local Centre for Young Musicians I had my first proper encounter with contemporary classical music. After being spotted singing in a choir I was recruited to join the English National Opera children’s chorus, where I sang in La Bohème, Carmen, a Bolshoi Opera production of Boris Godunov and the premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie. And so began my love for new music, so much so that when I obtained a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, I took up composition.

I am always very thankful to those who encouraged and supported me along the way. I also remember feeling a sense of otherness – where were all the other black and minority-ethnic children? The realisation that classical music is an industry with a one-sided vista was something that didn’t sit well with me from an early age. I have heard many an argument as to why this might be the case – a popular notion is that western classical music is a European tradition, and therefore makes the current state of affairs acceptable. It doesn’t. Successful composers such as Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor https://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/ ... tsfeatures existed, yet their music remains in the shadows. Why?

Those in the industry should promote diversity. By doing so they will make classical music meaningful for all and sow interest among future generations. When I was growing up, there were no words like woke. Instead, I remember vividly the tragic slaying of Stephen Lawrence and the phrase that was coined by the inquiry into his murder – institutional racism.

And so for the Last Night of the Proms, my wish is for my piece to be taken as a musical call for greater empathy and a willingness to try something new – whether musically or culturally. We can all play a part in staying vigilant and woke.


Daniel Kidane is a classical composer. His composition Woke is to have its premiere at the Last Night of the Proms, Saturday 14 September

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Re: Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

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Re: Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

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Re: Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

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Re: Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

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ኣብ ዞባ ደቡብ፡ ክራማት ሎም-ዘበን ኣብ ዝበዝሐ ከባቢታት ሰፊሕ ዝርጋሐን ጽቡቕ መጠንን ስለዝነበሮ፡ መብዛሕትኡ ዘራእቲ ኣብ ደረጃ ፍረ ከምዝበጽሐን ጥቡቕ ምክትታል ከምዘድልዮን፡ ክፍሊ ሕርሻን መሬትን ኣገንዚቡ።

ብ3 ጥቅምቲ ኣብ መንደፈራ ኣብ ዝተኻየደ ገምጋም፡ ዋና ዳይረክተር ናይቲ ክፍሊ ኣቶ የማነ ኣባይ፡ ካብ ወርሒ ግንቦት ክሳብ መፋርቕ ወርሒ ሰነ ዝናብ ኣዝመራ፡ ካብ ምዝዛም ወርሒ ሰነ ክሳብ መፋርቕ ወርሒ መስከረም ድማ ኣብ ዝበዝሓ ንኡሳን ዞባታት ጽቡቕ ዝናብ ክራማት ብምውቅዑ፡ ልዕሊ 156 ሽሕ ሄክታር ከምእተዘርአ ገሊጹ።

ንጥፈታት ምዕቃብ ማይን ሓመድን፡ ኣብቲ ውጽኢት ኣስተዋጽኦ ከምዝገበረ፡ ሓረስቶት ዘዝነቐጸ ኣእካል ናይ ምዕጻድን ምእካብን ንጥፈታት ከምዝጀመሩ ሓቢሩ።

ልዕሊ ሓደ ሚልዮን ዝተፈላለየ ዓይነታት ፈልሲ ኣግራብ ከምእተተኽለ እውን፡ ኣብ’ቲ ዝቐረበ ጸብጻብ በሪሁ።

ተሳተፍቲ፡ ተበግሶታት ሓረስቶት ኣብ ምድላው ባህርያዊ ድዅዒ ክተባባዕ፣ ሓድሽ ዓይነት ጻህያይ ተጸኒዑ ብኣጋ ስጉምቲ ክውሰደሉ ኣተሓሳሲቦም።

ሚኒስተር ሕርሻ ኣቶ ኣረፋይነ በርሀ፡ ዘራእትን ሳዕርን ኣብ ግዜኡ ንምእካብን በብከባቢኡ ተሃኒጹ ዘሎ ትሕተ-ቅርጺ ምኽዛን ማይ ኣብ ጥቕሚ ንምውዓልን፡ ከምኡ’ውን ምዕቃብ ማይን ሓመድን ተጠቃምነት ባህርያዊ ድዅዒን ብዕቱብ ክድፋኣሉ ተላብዩ።

ኣመሓዳሪ ዞባ ደቡብ ኣቶ ሃብተኣብ ተስፋጽዮን ድማ፡ ኣብ ትግባረ መደባት ስራሕን ምቕርሐ ጸጋታት ዓቕሚ-ሰብን ብውህደት ምስራሕ፡ ኣድህቦ ክግበረሉ ኣዘኻኺሩ።


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https://www.dendenmedia.com/2019/10/08/ ... %e1%88%a8/

ኣብ ዞባ ዓንሰባ፡ ምርምር ተኻዪዱሉ ንሓረስቶት ዝተዓደለ ምሩጽ ዘርኢ ብልቱግ፡ ጽቡቕ ውጽኢት ከምእተረኽቦ፡ ብ30 መስከረም ኣብ ግላስ ኣብ ዝተዘከረት ‘መዓልቲ ሓረስቶት’ ተገሊጹ።

ኣብ’ቲ ክኢላታት ሕርሻ፡ ኣብነታውያን ሓረስቶት፡ ከምኡ’ውን ኣመሓደርቲ ከባቢታት ግላስ፡ ኣወንጀሊ፡ በጉእንጭናቅን ዝተረኽቡሉ ኣጋጣሚ፡ ንዝነበረ ሰናይ ክራማት፡ ጻዕሪ ሓረስቶትን ብርትዓዊ ዋጋ ዝተመደባሎም ትራክተራትን ተወሲኹዎ፡ ጽቡቕ ምህርቲ ክሕፈስ ትጽቢት ከምዘሎ ተገሊጹ።

ግዝያዊ ሓላፊት ክፍሊ ሕርሻን መሬትን ዞባ ዓንሰባ ወይዘሮ ክብራ ገብረመስቀል፡ ብልጫታትን ረብሓታትን ምሩጽ ዘርኢ ብልቱግ ብሰፊሑ ድሕሪ ምግላጽ፡ ዝሓሸ እቶት ንምርካብ፡ ሓረስቶት ምስ ክኢላታት ተወሃሂዶም ጻዕሪታቶም ከሐይሉ ኣዘኻኺራ።

ሓላፊ ልምዓት ብቚሊ ዞባ ዓንሰባ ኣቶ ዮናስ ኣብርሃም ድማ፡ እቲ ምሩጽ ዘርኢ፡ ኣብ ንኡሳን ዞባታት ሓጋዝ፡ ሃበሮዒላበርዕድን ን1890 ሓረስቶት ተዓዲሉ ኣብ1460 ሄክታር ከምእተዘርአን ኣብ ጽቡቕ ደረጃ ከምዝርከብን ሓቢሩ።
ዘርኢ፡ ካብ እኽሊ ዝተፈልየ እዩ
ዝበለ ሓላፊ ኣሃዱ ዘርኢ ኣቶ ተስፋብርሃን ሓጐስ፡ ኣብ ሓጋዝሓመልማሎን ን723 ሓረስቶት ተዓዲሉ ኣብ 182 ሄክታር ዝተዘርአ ፉልን ኣብ ዓዲ-ተከሌዛን ን50 ሓረስቶት ተዓዲሉ ኣብ 50 ሄክታር ዝተዘርአ ምሩጽ ዘርኢ ስርናይን እውን ብተመሳሳሊ፡ ኣብ ትስፉው ደረጃ ከምዝበጽሐ ገሊጹ።

ኣብ ንኡስ ዞባ ሓጋዝ፡ 12,850 ሄክታር መሸላ፡ 821 ሄክታር ፉል፡ 602 ሄክታር ድማ ጥረታት ተዘሪኡ ኣሎ።
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Re: Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

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Re: Introducing: Composer, Daniel Kidane.

Post by Zmeselo » 08 Oct 2019, 17:42

During the General Debate of the Second Committee on #UNGA74, Eritrea stated: Given the fate of many previous initiatives for international development, there is a need for a paradigm shift if we are going to implement #Agenda2030 in the coming ten years.




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