Tue, Nov

Wukro Cluster

Wukro Cluster is predominantly well known for the collection of Rock-Hewn Churches. The cluster comprises the Eastern part of Tigrai and it is in this cluster that one passes through to the Danakil Depression as well. The rock forest of Gherealta and the Desea forest are among which that draws the attention of visitors.

Kiros Alemayohu (1948 - 1994)

Kiros Alemayohu

Kiros Alemayohu

Kiros Alemayohu was one the most talented artists in Ethiopia. He was the most original and visionary Tigraigna artist and highly appreciated by his many fans.

Kiros was born to his father Girazmach Alemayehu Meles and Mrs. Qeleb Gebre mesqel in the eastern part of Tigray region, in a village known as Saesi Tsaedaemba in 1948 (1940 E.C). He went to school in the nearby city of Wukro and then joined Atse Yohannes High School in Mekelle.

Kiros was a prolific song writer and singer. He popularized Tigrigna songs through his albums to the non-Tigrinya speaking Ethiopians. Before joining Ras Theatre in 1975E.C (circa 1982-1983) where he published his first Album, Kiros had worked as assistant trainer of Tigray Musical Troupe. Some of his songs include "Anguay fisis", "Fililiy" ,"Selam Hawa", "Suwur Fikri" "Adey Mekele". Kiros along with other musicians had played in Libya and other middle eastern countries.[1] A memorial library is under construction in Wukro near his birthplace.

Kiros died from intestinal complications in 1994.

Welcome to Meqalih Yared Bahili Tigrai
Kiros Alemayohu

This section is dedicated to the legend Tigraigna artist, composer, and song writer - Kiros Alemayohu.

Kiros Alemayohu was one the most talented artists in Ethiopia. He was the most original and visionary Tigraigna artist and highly appreciated by his many fans.

    The Mission of this website is:
  • To promote and encourage Tigraian artists and their work
  • To promote Tigrai Art, Music and Culture
  • To encourage and inspire Ethiopian music in general


St. Yared - is the father of Ethiopian religious music with its notation which is still valid to this day. He tried his hand at writing and composed a book of hymns. He traveled to Europe and shared his experience with his fellow Ethiopians.

The contribution of St. Yared to Ethiopian civilization was not limited only to education and music. He played an important role in enhancing literature, theology, philosophy and history. In his Digwa, a book of hymns and prose, he demonstrates his knowledge of verification and provides the fundamentals of theology, philosophy as well as history by explaining the nature of God, the importance of the love for wisdom and by laying the corner-stone for early Ethiopian church history.

The peoples of Tigray have enriched Ethiopian music and dance. They have unique dance, melody and drumming system. Their language is rich in vocabulary, proverbs, sayings, idioms, riddles and folk tales which have broadened Amharic language and folklore. Tigreyan writers who compose their works in both Tigregna and Amharic languages have contributed immensely to the development of Ethiopian literature.

In the past two thousand years Tigreyans have played a vital role in Ethiopian history, government, politics, military, economy, commerce, religion, social life, architecture, culture, education, art, music, linguistics, literature and philosophy.

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