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New Music: Tedy Afro & GG – Ft Garrison Hawk – Jegena Ayeferam (Survive)

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New Music: Tedy Afro & GG – Ft Garrison Hawk – Jegena Ayeferam (Survive)
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CCTV Profiles ETHIOPIAN POP STAR TEDDY AFRO

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CCTV Profiles ETHIOPIAN POP STAR TEDDY AFRO
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Mahmud Ahemed – A day filled with tears

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Mahmud Ahemed – A day filled with tears

By Tibebeselassie Tigabu A common household name and a legendary singer, Mahmoud Ahmed, is loved and adored by many Ethiopians. Endowed with the gift of music, he has lived and breathed music his whole life. He has spent years entertaining people and spreading love and joy through his music. He has been popular and loved, […]

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German-Ethiopian Singer Menna Mulugeta

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German-Ethiopian Singer Menna Mulugeta

Menna Mulugeta is an extraordinary young pop music singer, born to Ethiopian parents in Germany in1991. Her musical gifts became obvious in childhood, leading her to win a regional pop-song competition at the age of fourteen. Since then, her story and her voice were featured in many television and radio broadcasts throughout her state while […]

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Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented

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Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented

(NPR) Boston’s Debo Band takes inspiration from a golden era of popular music in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the late ’60s and early ’70s. During a brief period of cultural freedom in Ethiopia, funk and soul music fused spectacularly with local traditions. Debo Band’s debut album both honors and updates the sound of “swinging Addis.” […]

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Ethiopian top model Liya Kebede is to star in a French film

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Ethiopian top model Liya Kebede is to star in a French film

Ethiopian top model Liya Kebede is to star in a French film for children set in an imaginary South American country. In what is perhaps an effort to counteract all that posing for cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, top model Liya Kebede has put the serious pouting on the backburner and made a film for children. […]

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የክበበው ገዳ እና የመስከረም በቀለ የኮሜዲ ትርዒት በሚኒሶታ

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የክበበው ገዳ እና የመስከረም በቀለ የኮሜዲ ትርዒት በሚኒሶታ

(ዘ-ሐበሻ)፦ ተወዳጆቹ ኮሜዲያኖች ክበበው ገዳ እና መስከረም በቀለ በሰሜን አሜሪካ የተለያዩ ስቴቶች እየተዟሩ የሚያሳዩትን የኮሜዲ ትሪዒት በመቀጠል በሚኒሶታ የፊታችን እሁድ ፌብርዋሪ 19/2012 እንደሚያቀርቡ ለዘ-ሐበሻ ድረ ገጽ የደረሰው መረጃ አመለከተ:: በሶል ዲዛይን እና በምነውሸዋ ኢንተርቴይመንት አማካኝነት የተዘጋጀው ይኸው የኮሜዲ ዝግጅት 275 N Lexington PKwy St. Paul MN 55104 ላይ በሚገኘው ሴንትራል ከፍተኛ ሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርት ቤት […]

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Sayat Demissie rants against Ethiopian media

Former beauty-pageant-winner-turned-singer Sayat Demissie vilified the Ethiopian media collectively on negative reportings saying they had no room whatsoever for constructive stories. “In this country, the media work by tarnishing the people we love and respect,” she said at a press conference held at Harmony Hotel on Thursday. The press conference was held following an arbitration […]

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Sderot’s Hagit Yaso Captures Top Prize in “Israeli Idol”

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Sderot’s Hagit Yaso Captures Top Prize in “Israeli Idol”

21-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli’s rise to fame has a Canadian connection By: Daniel Horowitz As with all new olim, starting new lives in Israel, while exciting, comes with its share of challenges. For 21-year-old Hagit Yaso, whose parents left their native Ethiopia in the early 90’s for a brighter future in the Jewish state, growing up in […]

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Mulatu Astatke: The godfather of Ethiopian jazz

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Mulatu Astatke: The godfather of Ethiopian jazz

(BBC) Mulatu Astatke, the godfather of Ethiopian jazz music, is often flying around the world performing sell-out shows so I was lucky to find him at his home in Addis Ababa surrounded by art, conjuring up magic on his vibraphone – which looks like a giant xylophone. He described the recipe for Ethio-jazz which he […]

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Bollywood charms Ethiopia

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Bollywood charms Ethiopia

Bollywood fever is sweeping Africa’s political capital, with a week-long festival of 14 films, including blockbusters like Sholay and 3 Idiots, enthralling cinegoers. The films are being screened at The National Theatre in downtown Addis Ababa. The Indian Film Festival, being advertised through the catchline ‘Come, fall in love with the magic of Bollywood’, kicked […]

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Help S.F. Singer Meklit Hadero Bring Her Music to Ethiopia Next Month

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Help S.F. Singer Meklit Hadero Bring Her Music to Ethiopia Next Month

By Ian S. Port Ethiopian born, S.F.-based jazz singer Meklit Hadero is planning a big trip to Ethiopia next month to perform for the people of her native country. It’s her second such visit, after a similar journey in 2009. Hadero will perform for free in two places in Ethiopia, and she and her band […]

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