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Haymanot Tesfa @ SOAS Concert

The Passion & Tranquility of Ethiopian Amharic Song The music of the Ethiopian highlands uses a unique pentatonic modal system called qenet, of which there are four main modes: tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy. Many...

Ethiopia: We won’t relocate our embassy to Jerusalem

We have no intention to relocate our embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, the ministry’s spokesperson, Meles...

Why There’s a Statue of Bob Marley in Ethiopia

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Eating)

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ላሊበላን ለመጠበቅ የተዘረጋው የብረት ጥላ ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ስላመዘነ ሊነሳ ነው

የላሊበላ ውቅር አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ከተለያዩ የተፈጥሮ አደጋዎች ለመከላከል በሚል የከባድ የብረት ምሰሶ የተሠራው ጥላ፣ ከጥቅሙ ጉዳቱ ስላመዘነ ሊነሳ እንደሆነ የባህልና ቱሪዝም ሚኒስቴር አስታውቋል፡፡ ጥላው የተዘረጋው ቅርሱን ከዝናብ፣ ከንፋስና ከመሳሰሉት...

Aida Muluneh to give ‘Photography in Ethiopia’ talk on Dec. 27

Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh will give a talk at Darb 1718 on Wednesday, December 27, about her career and her ultimate goal in helping to change the global view...
Hailu Mergia at home: ‘The Lady Is a Tramp – I love that one! My favourite is old jazz.’ Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz for the Guardian

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he also composes. But, despite his...

WordPlay: The World of the Ethiopian Artist Wosene Worke Kosrof

Nov. 23-Jan. 31 Now based in San Francisco, Ethiopian-born Wosene Worke Kosrof is a leading figure of contemporary African art who is known for his abstract style of vivid colors,...

Ethiopian artist Hamelmal Abate won best traditional music award in Afrima 2017

Hamelmal Abate, an Ethiopian musician, won best Africa traditional music award in Afrima 2017 competition. She announced the news on her brief facebook update : “We did it #africa, thank...

Zeritu Kebede and Joss Stone hold concert

Joss Stone Live and Unplugged featuring Zeritu Kebede was the event to be at on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The concert took place at the Mosaic Hotel. First time in...

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