I have to thank many people who have accompanied me in this search across the Ethiopian soundscapes.
The ‘brotherly friend Marco Draga fellow of many journeys in Africa, who introduced me to the Ethiopia from various points of view.
The Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa that hosted me in three residences and especially the institution’s directors who welcomed me at different times: Ruggera Alessandro and Francesca Amendola.
Elisa Marras who created the website and the layout of the thesis and Andrea Scalas, Lucilla Trapazzo for translations.
A big thanks to Sabrina Grimani for moral support and encouragement.
Special thanks to my tutor Barbara Held who encouraged me and helped to outline the topics to treat with patience and passion.