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Understanding the business side of music

Music is part of the thriving creative industry that can contribute to the economic value as well as build a positive image. In Ethiopia there are many iconic artistes that have gained global acclaim and behind those artistes are unrecognized hardworking music managers.

Ethiopia seen through letters

Ethiopia is a unique land with a long history. As being one of the few lands that has its own alphabet, people forgot how unique it is. According to sources, Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own distinct alphabet, which uses the system of Abugida.

Celebrating the role of women

As Ethiopia celebrates the 43rd International Women’s Day, there is still much lagging behind in Ethiopia. There is still a gap between gender equality in Ethiopia and many other African countries.

The forgotten heroines of Adwa

When people talk about the famous Victory of the Battle of Adwa, the first person that comes to mind is Emperor Menelik II. Generally, when people talk about wars and soldiers anywhere in the world, what comes to mind first is men. But how about women? What role do they play during wars and what was their role during the battle of Adwa?

Does Addis Ababa reflect Africa?

Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia is the seat of African Union and is considered by many as the capital of Africa for its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent.

Bridging cultures through music

Girma Yifrashewa, a classical pianist, performed at skylight hotel his newest album on January 30. Girma asserted that art has the ability to bridge cultures especially music. “Even if you don’t speak the language, music can help bridge cultures.