Hachalu Hundessa Death – According to reports from sources, the 34 years old artist and freedom fighter was gunned down around Galan Condominium site, he was rushed to Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital but died of his injuries shortly after.
Hachalu Hundessa was born in Ambo, his parents being Gudatu Hora and Hundessa Bonsa. Her family is of the Oromo ethnic group and she grew up singing in school clubs and while herding cattle.
In 2003, while still a seventeen-year-old schoolboy, he was arrested for participating in protests, and was sentenced to prison. He was imprisoned in Karchale Ambo for five years and was released in 2008.
He composed the melodies and wrote most of the lyrics for his first album while in prison. He released the album Sanyii Mootii in 2009. In 2013 he visited the United States and released his second album, Waa’ee Keenyaa, which reached # 1 on Amazon’s African Music Albums.
Their songs of protest for the rights of the Oromo ethnic group unified them and encouraged them to resist oppression. His songs have been closely linked with anti-government resistance movements that began in 2015 and with the protests in Ethiopia in 2016 . His ballad “Maalan Jira” (“What existence is mine”) worried about the displacement of the Oromo people from Addis Ababa. Months after the single was released in June 2015, protests against the Addis Ababa Master Plan broke out throughout the Oromia region. The song became an anthem for the protesters and became one of the most watched Oromo music videos.
Today is The saddest 😞 day for us OROMO People they killed our brother Hachalu Hundessa at his home what a stupidity is that kill a person at his house this show us that there crowd there stupid people with no brain 🧠 think for a second this Journey won’t stop #Riptoourbrother pic.twitter.com/e8nM5jxPyn
— 𝔼𝕫𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟 ℝ𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕪𝕖 (@ezadin_raboye) June 30, 2020
In December 2017, Hundessa sang at a large concert in Addis Ababa to raise funds for the 700,000 Oromo who had to migrate internally due to ethnic violence; which was broadcast live on the Oromia Broadcasting Network.
Hundessa’s songs captured Oromo’s hopes and frustrations. According to Professor Awol Allo, “Hachalu was the soundtrack to the Oromo revolution, a lyrical genius and an activist who embodied the hopes and aspirations of the Oromo public.”
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Few Things You Need To Know About Hachalu Hundessa (Biography)
Brought up in Ambo, a town whose name is for all intents and purposes inseparable from Oromo obstruction, Haacaaluu began marking while at the same time caring for dairy cattle and at school clubs. His mom, Gudatu Hora — or “my Gudatu” as Haacaaluu lovingly alludes to her — perceived his extraordinary ability and a skill for narrating at a youthful age and unobtrusively supported him.
His dad Hundessa Bonsa wasn’t too wild about the thought. He needed the youthful Haacaalu to seek after a genuine vocation in medication or as a school teacher. It didn’t help that Haacaaluu fell into difficulty at a youthful age.
In 2003, at 17, while still in secondary school, he was captured and detained for almost five years at Karchale Ambo, a neighborhood jail known for its famous torment and abuse of Oromo dissenters. Haacaaluu’s prison guards needed to break his young soul and make him quit any pretense of singing.
Be that as it may, the detainment had the contrary impact on the trying artist. It extended his comprehension of the Oromo mistreatment. His dad had a basic guidance for him: Each time he visited, the senior Hundessa advised him: “Jabaadhu gurbaa, hidhaan qoraasuma dhiiraati,” signifying, “jail is the pot of masculinity.”
Truth be told, he figured out how to compose verses and create tunes in prison. When his case was excused and Haacaaluu was liberated in 2008, he was resolved and prepared to offer voice to the barbarities and hushed voices he had experienced while in prison and experiencing childhood in Ambo.
After a year, Haacaaluu delivered his generally acclaimed first collection: Sanyii Mootii. He composed a large portion of the verses and formed the tunes in jail. The record-breaking collection shot then 22-year-old artist into a public symbol practically overnight.
With regards to the overlooked yet amazing custom of spearheading Oromo obstruction music, he keeps on talking truth to control through his verses.
In 2013, while visiting the United States, Haacaaluu delivered his subsequent collection: Waa’ee Keenya or Our Predicament. It also turned into a runaway achievement. In practically no time, the widely praised collection turned into the #1 top of the line African music collection on Amazon.