Sunday, October 1, 2023


Tradition gets a twist

Irrecha fashion blends roots and reinvention In the bustling district of Shiro Meda on September 26, 2023, a vibrant scene unfolded in Addis Ababa during...

Pendulum swings again for nightlife DJs

Music is a vibrant cultural force that both shapes and reflects the societies within which it evolves. In Ethiopia, this relationship between musical expressions...

Breathing life into comics

On the evening of September 5, 2023, as the sun began its descent behind the hills of Addis Ababa, a collection of creatives converged...

“Lived Thoughts” explores society through proverbs

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but paintings can tell a thousand stories. The tales told by those in Tesfaye Bekele’s Lived Thoughts exhibition spark critical questions about contemporary society without uttering a single word.

Dream interpretation in Ethiopia

Dream interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to dreams. In many ancient societies, such as those of Egypt and Greece, dreaming was considered a supernatural communication or a means of divine intervention, whose message could be unraveled by people with certain powers.

The Western Christmas fever

Western Culture has made a huge influence on the Ethiopian society in recent years. The rate of travelers coming to Ethiopia and the mainstream media have – to a large extent – shoved Western culture on Ethiopians.
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The demise of old record stores

Ethiopia has a rich musical history and has at times managed to get the attention of the wider global audience. It was in the 1960s and 70s that vinyl in Addis Ababa started to become popular and that led to the emergence of record stores. However, nowadays, the record stores have been hit hard by a wide array of incidents, writes Tibebeselassie Tigabu.

Strange hobbies – from taming snakes to suing hysterically

How to tell a hobby from an obsession? It probably depends on acceptable norms of behavior that a particular society lives by.

The vanishing oral storytelling culture

Storytelling traditions vary all over the world; yet have many things in common. Many have experienced the pleasures of telling and listening to stories while growing up. However, children of this generation seem to have lost the appetite for traditional storytelling.
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Self-medication and alternative medicine as a remedy

Natural medicine or alternative medicine can be just as effective as modern pharmaceutical drugs and much cheaper in many cases.

The genetic hype in the cotton sector

A group of African delegates consisting of parliamentarians, agronomists and researchers and some media practitioners set sail for India a couple of weeks ago to conduct a regular study tour for a week.

Reliving life through memorabilia

Hoarding has been part of the Ethiopian lifestyle for years on end. This is considered by some as a challenging problem.
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The ‘meet cute’ stories

Many people are warm-hearted about the way they met their loved ones. For some, it is a mere coincidence which brought them and their loved ones together. On the other hand, others believe it is all about destiny.

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