Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Makush Art Gallery: Thriving Against All Odds, a Cultural Oasis Emerges

Tesfaye Hiwot's legacy shines on as Makush continues to flourish Artworks and art galleries hold a profound significance in documenting and visually embodying the culture,...

Assefa Guya: From Mosaics to Literary Triumphs, Continuing an Artistic Legacy

The Guya family, renowned for their artistic contributions to Ethiopia's evolving aesthetic landscape, has once again captivated audiences with their creative prowess. From the...

Ethiopia’s journey to embrace Judo: A sport with cultural resonance, global significance

Ethiopia, a relative newcomer to the international judo community, embarked on its judo journey in 2010 through the Ethiopian Judo Association. Officially registered in...

Airbnb in Addis

Airbnb is an online marketplace and homestay network enabling people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, with the cost of such accommodation set by the property owner.

Ali Kaifa: the man who built Ethiopia’s Motown

By Arefayné Fantahun When listening to great music, the trend is to think of the record as having solely originated from the imagination of the musician. But that obviously ignores the role of the producer, who transforms the musician’s effort into the sound the audience experience.

Honing Ethiopia’s next master bartender

It has been said that great bartenders are born, not made. Bartenders’ success is based on how they carry themselves and how they relate to other people.
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“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.

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