Swedish version coming soon


The Begena is an Ethiopian stringed instrument which belongs to the lyre family and is associated with the instrument played by King David. The Begena is considered to be a religious instrument, played as an accompaniment to personal prayer. This course will introduce participants to the techniques and melodic world of the Begena. In close dialogue their teacher, participants will develop their musical skills and understanding of the place of the Begena in their devotional life.


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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year

Study Pace: Part time (25%)

Teaching Hours: Daytime
Type of Instruction: On-campus
Language of Instruction: Amharic and Ge’ez
Location: Campus Huddinge

Level: Preparatory

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all students need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees:Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 300 per semester.