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The present church was erected in 1962 by Emperor Haile Selassie, replacing one his father Ras Makonnen had erected to celebrate the Ethiopian victory in the Battle of Adwa.

The Feast of St. Gabriel in Kulubi

28th December (Tahsas 19 in the Ethiopian calendar) is one of the two big annual St. Gabriel festivals (the other one comes on 26th July), and is the culmination...

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...

Ruth B. on tour

Ruth B. established herself as an authentic singer/songwriter of considerable promise and purpose in 2016, and the music world responded with open arms. Most recently, she received a coveted...

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