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Yehiwote Tarik” book review @ National Archives

The Goethe-Institut, Addis Ababa and the National Archives and Library of Ethiopia will hold a book review tomorrow afternoon at the hall of National Archives and Library.

The book, which is entitled “Yehiwote Tarik” translated to English as my personal account, was written by the late acclaimed historian and Ethiopian diplomat, Tekle Tsadik Mekuria. Teke Tsadik has been widely regarded as a modern historian who extensively wrote on the modern history of starting with Emperor Tewodros II, Emperor Yohannes IV, Emperor Menilek II to Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Tekle Tsadik, who had spent three years of detention in Somalia after being deported by the Italian occupation forces during the Second Ethio-Italian war, served his country in various diplomatic capacities, including as Ethiopian ambassadors to France, India and the then the former Czechoslovakia.

Born in Akodada, North Shoa, Tekle Tsadik came to Addis Ababa as a young man, and attended the prestigious Teferi Mekonen School. Tekletsadik died in 2000 at the age of 87.

Second annual ZAAF shopping soiree

ZAAF, a well-acclaimed brand of leather collection and products introduced by Ethio-American designer Abay Schulze, is scheduled to present the second shopping soiree on March 12, 2016 at its workshop located behind Shalla Public Park.

ZAAF is a collection of premium leather goods and accessories handcrafted by artisans in Ethiopia. The company was conceived with the goal of creating new economic opportunities by leveraging local resources.

Integrating ageless geometric patterns created on traditional looms with leather, ZAAF considers these types of deep resources and applies innovative approaches and process improvements to support and help traditional handicrafts industry blossom to cater to the global market without compromising their natural and cultural identity.

Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the homeland in the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, ZAAF has been widely accepted in the US and Europe. It is also recognized in various ways, ranging from appearing on runways at New York Fashion Week to being featured in Elle, Lucky and Vogue, to receiving the 2014 UNESCO Tremplin Prize for Entrepreneurship.

The Weeknd, Future to collaborate in new video

Grammy winning Ethio-Canadian artist, The Weeknd a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye, and Future went behind the cameras to shoot the music video for their collaborative single “Low Life.”

Future shared a clip from the set on his Snapchat last night showing the Canadian crooner. The Atlanta rapper is currently in the middle of his Purple Reign tour.

The video will likely include a cameo from French Montana who was also spotted on the set.

Future released his new album EVOL last month which debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. This marks his third No. 1 album in less than a year. Future is dropping more music than anyone in the game right now. Last month he announced that he has three R&B albums worth of music to be released this year.

The single “Low Life” is currently number 53 on Billboard Hot 100 and climbing. Future will also be performing on Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend.

Aida Muluneh @ David Kurt Projects in NYC

Aida Muluneh’s first solo exhibition at David Kurt Projects gallery in New York City opened this week.

The exhibition entitled The World is 9 “consists of a selection of images from a brand new series of photographic works in which she question life, love, history, and whether we can live in this world with full contentment,” the Manhattan-based David Kurt Porjects said.

“I am not seeking answers but asking provocative questions about the life that we live – as people, as nations as beings,” Aida said.

Aida received her BA in film, radio, and television from Howard University in 2001. She has worked freelance since then, also founding DESTA (Developing and Educating Societies Through the Arts).

Her work has been exhibited at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. She is the 2007 recipient of the European Union Prize in the Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, in Bamako, Mali. As well as the 2010 winner of the CRAF International Award of Photography in Spilimbergo, Italy.

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