Tizita (var. Tezeta; Amharic: ትዝታ?,"memory", "nostalgia" or "longing") is a type of song in Ethiopian and Eritrean music. The term itself may serve as the name of a ballad performed in this style, or it can refer to the musical mode used in such songs. Western sources often compare tizita to the blues.
Notes and references
- Dag Woubshet (2008). "Tizita: A New World Interpretation". English at Cornell: A newsleter from the Department of English. Cornell University. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
- Eyre, Banning (2006-09-15). "Kay Kaufman Shelemay - Ethiopia: Empire and Revolution (interview)". Afropop Worldwide. World Music Productions. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
- Eyre, Banning. "Éthiopiques 10: Tezeta: Ethiopian Blues and Ballad". Afropop Worldwide. World Music Productions. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
- For example, the tenth release in the Ethiopiques series is titled Tezeta: Ethiopian Blues and Ballads.