Abstract

The Dinkiya and Chachazaiyiya music for spiritual actions was specifically created for the occasion, publicly performed in the context of the worship. In some cases, participation in these events was selective, usually for initiates, and was not open to every member of the community. The concept of performance composition in ritual place is one of the unique features of Wolaitta music especial Dinkiya and Chachchzayeya wind-instruments. The Wolaita nation’s Social structure involves three levels of stratification. The privileged class of nobles (Kawonata), the commoners (Goqqaa) at the upper strata is followed by the artisans called the Chenashasha. Blacksmiths (Degelaa) leather workers. From above mentioned social structure the artisans (Chenashasha) play vital role in musical industry. The artisans are professional musicians in the community of Wolaita. They took these professional by birth or inheritance. The nations of wolaita musicians might be professionals. Thos are called Chenashsha. These musicians serve numerous functions for a variety of occasions in traditional Wolaita society. Given that all members of the professionals participate in music making. The Wolaita nation’s musicians trained music by inheritance. My informants told that a wolaitta professional musician is learned primarily through social experience and communal partaking.

How to Cite
HAILEGIORGIS ABEBE, Afework. The Home-Grown Wind Instruments Social Beliefs and Attitudes for the Peoples of Wolaitta : The Case of Dinkiya and Chacha-Zayiya, Southern Ethiopia. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], jan. 2019. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2743>. Date accessed: 27 may 2019.