Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Self-taught and determined: Rophnan carves unique path with dual album release

Rophnan Nuri is among the brightest of a handful of musical sparks that have been driving a significant shift in the Ethiopian music industry,...

Ethiopia’s cultural reawakening arrives on campus

AAU revives Cultural Festival to promote the Arts Addis Ababa University's storied grounds came alive last week as the country’s premier institution revived its long...

Year of the Dragon brings nations together: Ethiopia and China’s harmonious dance

Cultural bridges flourish at the Henan Overseas Gala Ethiopia and China, two nations with deep-rooted historical ties, came together in a dazzling display of cultural...

From 53 birr to business empire

The chant echoes from Urael Church. Cars zip here and there along the crowded road, named for legendary athlete Haile Gebreselassie. Nearby, a famous...

From agony to celebration

Tigray women embrace first Ashenda festival after the end of devastating conflict The past two years have been a harrowing period for the women of...

Picture perfect

As pioneers in Addis Ababa reinvent wedding photography from basic portraits to elaborate artistic productions captured amid actual celebrations, photographers constantly innovate and upgrade equipment to compete but regulations have not kept pace with tech trends like drones.
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A Rebirth for Ethiopian Cinema?

Ethiopian film industry looks to overcome quality challenges to regain glory days Ethiopia's cinema industry was facing challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced theater...

Women left wanting: Ethiopia’s contraceptive conundrum

Access to affordable birth control in Ethiopia is difficult with condoms scarce and expensive while options and information for women remain limited. Education and open discussion are key for empowering women with the knowledge to make informed choices for their reproductive health and wellbeing.

Ethiopian ears tune to Afrobeat’s infectious beat

Afrobeat's rise to become one of the world's most influential new genres, spearheaded by African artists embracing pan-African sounds and themes, reflects Africa's growing cultural and economic influence worldwide.
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A vanishing past

Addis Ababa's embrace of modern towers and glass boxes risks leveling the living histories of old buildings and districts that lend the city its cultural continuity and sense of place.

Soaring above the big top: Circus Abyssinia

Bibi Tesfamariam and Bichu Tesfamariam have taken an unconventional route to pursue a shared dream of joining the circus arts. Their journey has been filled...

Brushstrokes of brilliance: Foundation keeps famed artist’s vision alive

Lemma Guya Gemeda, one of Ethiopia's most renowned contemporary artists known for his innovative "Lemmism Art" style, left an indelible mark on Ethiopia's art...
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Rophnan’s beat of unity

Sounds of Hope, Tune of Togetherness: Rophnan's Tour Music has the power to unite people across divides and Rophnan Nuri is doing just that through...

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