People in trance during performance of baahroo singers on Sufi gathering in Sheikh Hussein in eastern Ethiopia.
Baahroo is a loan word
from the Arabic bahar, meaning sea. For the Arsi, "sea" is used as a panegyric
reference to Sheikh Hussein. It symbolizes the perceived imminence of
the saint's generosity, benevolence and bounty.
The songs are widely known, so they are often sung in call and response style, involving public, unless...more »
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