What is this song by the Ethiopian Elvis about?
May 25, 2009 2:11 PM   Subscribe

Ethiopia/Amharic Filter: I created a vacation video of my trip to Ethiopia and used the song, Mekeyershin Salawq by the famous Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete. What is the song about? (Link to song inside)

While searching around for some background music for a video I'm creating of a recent Ethiopian trip, I ran across the song
Mekeyershin Salawq
(Amazon Preview) by "the Ethiopian Elvis", Alemayehu Eshete.

I really like this song, but I'm curious what it's about. Anyone speak Amharic and can translate? If it's not possible to translate the whole song, can you give me the gist of it?
posted by cptspalding to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Go to an Ethiopian restaurant and ask people there what it means, if one is .

Mind you, you should go to an Ethiopian restaurant anyway, fantastic food.
posted by Kattullus at 3:46 PM on May 27, 2009

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