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David Dalle
Thursday July 26th, 2018 with David Dalle
Peace in Eritrea and Ethiopia: guest Teshome Hundama joins me to discuss the enormous good news from the Horn of Africa, and to spin some new tunes celebrating this wonderful event.

On July 8th one of the longest military standoffs in Africa ended with a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Eritrea was joined with Ethiopia in 1950 and there had been a movement fighting for independence since 1958. After a three decade civil war from 1961-1991, independence was finally won and granted in a referendum from 1993. However, tensions have remained extremely high, with a number of border skirmishes since the Ethiopian government under the former prime ministers refused to officially accept the border. The much smaller Eritrea has maintained a large military force on the border equal in size from the much larger Ethiopia, and this has resulted in mobilizing the majority of Eritrea's population, crippling its economy and causing Eritreans to be one of the major sources of African migrants. True peace between these two nations has so many beneficial possibilities, both economic, and social, and cultural. This is an incredibly hopeful development and most on both sides of the border are celebrating, we will hear a number of new Eritrean and Ethiopian songs celebrating this peace.
Speaking with guest Teshome Hundama, who provided this playlist of songs for peace, many of them just recorded and released since the July 8th summit.
Teddy Afro - Single New
Peace Summit 2018
Dehab Fatinga - Single New
Mahmoud Ahmed - Single
Selam N'fikri
Elsa Kidane - Single New
Ethiopian Peace Song
Al Tascith Joe - Single New
Eritrean song
Abraham Afewerki - Single
Hachalu Hundessa - Jirra New
Robel Haile - Single New
A lot of solo piano to round out the show, with a couple of Ethiopians at the keys to transition from the first hour to Chopin. Marc-André Hamelin will be in Ottawa tomorrow night at the Chamberfest with a concert half solo works by Chopin and Feinburg and joined by the French Quatuor Danel in a performance of Shostakovich's incredible Piano Quintet.
Yefkir Engurguro
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu - Awesome Tapes From Africa
Girma Yifrashewa - Love & Peace - Unseen Worlds
Piano Sonata no. 3 in b minor Op. 58
Frederic Chopin/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Chopin - Hyperion
Mulatu Astatke with Fatoumata Diawara - Sketches of Ethiopia - Jazz Village
Interactive CKCU
Interesting show today, great to have a knowledgeable guest speaking on the important peace process

2:15 PM, July 26th, 2018
Teshome fan
It is good that someone talk about a such a important ting, that is not that much talked about

2:18 PM, July 26th, 2018
JUST WOW Teshome and David!! Thank you both so much for such a timely, informative, and important program! This is a prime example of why community radio is so important, on a world scale. Very important to have a deeper understanding of such positive events. Um, outside of the "CNN soundbites" version. I truly hope the peace lasts, and can spread. In these troubled times, too many things are going in the other direction. Oh, and the music does not suck either. ;^) Peace to all of our Sisters and Brothers in The Horn Of Africa.

3:18 PM, July 26th, 2018
David Dalle (host)
Glad you got a chance to listen!

3:34 PM, July 26th, 2018