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Begena

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Kidus Begena (በጌቴ ሴማኒ)

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Begena- Balm For The Soul: Lyre-like ancient instrument wins new fans

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begena - kirar - inspired lyre

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Kidus Begena

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Yibellahalla - Ethiopian Begena Fusion Temesgen

The begena is an Eritrean and Ethiopian string instrument with ten strings belonging to the family of the lyre. Oral tradition identifies the instrument with the kinnor of Ancient Israel, played by David to soothe King Saul's nerves and heal him of insomnia, and later brought to Africa by Menelik I. Its actual origin remains in doubt, though local manuscripts depict the instrument at the beginning of the 15th century.
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