Hadiya in Video

Here you will find selected videos from the interwebs, primarily YouTube. Enjoy!

Kids and Adults Showing Hadiya Dance Moves at Ethiopian Heritage Festival in Edmonton, Canada

Hadiyyi Heechchi Qaanqa a Short Narrative Documentary About Hadiya in Hadiyyisa

Note: The above documentary uses the purest Hadiyyisa in the age when the language is being adulterated more and more. This is an example of what we need more of in order to save Hadiyyissa from extinction in a generation or two.

Hadiya Cultural Celebration at The Launch Hadiya Book Written in Amharic. Video by DireTube Explore

“Liranch Yoko” meaning “We Have a Reason to Rejoice!” a Song by Workaferahu Kebede

“Hibongo” a Song by Sintayehu Tilahun, a Popular Hadiya Singer

Note: The song above became a phenomenon even among non-Hadiya in Ethiopia when it came out, making this song perhaps the first Hadiya song the broke into popular culture of the country.

Traditional Hadiya Dance and Drumming Demonstration

Lelee by Feteh Tesfaye

Seleme by Musa Erbeetoo

Bechooma Beede by Bilal Halil

Hadiya by Mulugeta Sugamo

Note: The lyrics of song above mixes Amharic with Hadiyyissa

Heeboo Libidoo (Maaraqoo) Traditional Song

Note: Libidoo (Maaraqoo) ethnic group of Ethiopia speak a version of Hadiyyisa language as they are very closely related to Hadiya people in Hadiya proper.

Biromo a Song by Workaferawu Kebede

Abebicho by Muluken Gezahegn

“Daraban” a Song by Sintayehu Tilahun

Note: The above song’s title, “Daraban Kii Be’ee” roughly translates to “I am not Your Equal in Virtue” in a playful teasing spirit.

“Lega” a Song by Kassahun Lema

Note: The song above mixes Amharic and Hadiyissa (Hadiya language) in the lyrics, but the core parts are in Hadiyissa. The dancers are following Hadiya dance moves.

“Shawillo” a Song by Sintayehu Tilahun.

Hadiya Folk Song by the Cultural Singer Lembaro Helebo

“Maned Ayado” a Song by Sintayehu Tilahun

“Siriwe” a Song by Mohammad Sirgaga

Note: The song above is sung in Silt’e language, a semitic language of Silt’e (Silte) people of Ethiopia. Like Hadiya in Hadiya proper, Silt’e ethnic group traces its origin back to the ancient Hadiya kingdom

“Absheri Ade” a Song By Mohammed Sirgaga

Note: The song above is sung in Silt’e language, a semitic language of Silt’e (Silte) people of Ethiopia. Like Hadiya in Hadiya proper, Silt’e ethnic group traces its origin back to the ancient Hadiya kingdom

“Yassuusa” Hadiya Gospel song

“Adash Qiree” a Song by Almadin Saa’id.

Note: The song above is sung in Silt’e language, a semitic language of Silt’e (Silte) people of Ethiopia. Like Hadiya in Hadiya proper, Silt’e ethnic group traces its origin back to the ancient Hadiya kingdom

“Zaala” a Song by Zulfa Kamal

Note: The song above is sung in Halaba language, one of the cushitic speaking ethnic groups of ancient Hadiya kingdom

“Duubim Bebeyoone” Hadiya Evangelical Christian Song by Tagesech Amaacho

“Heye Lala” a Song by Dereje Nasir

Note: The song above is sung in Silt’e language, a semitic language of Silt’e (Silte) people of Ethiopia. Like Hadiya in Hadiya proper, Silt’e ethnic group traces its origin back to the ancient Hadiya kingdom

“Ooss Waaiuwanchaa” Hadiya Evangelical Christian song by Tagesech Amaacho

“Helinsoomo Helame” Hadiya Traditional Song Sung at the Bestowal of Honor Upon the Appointee

Note: The song above is ritual song honoring newly appointed man and his wife to the ceremonial position of “Mahaaraanchchoo” of the clan. The conferment is merit based.