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The loss of a legend

“Getatchew Mekurya, 81, Jazz Saxophonist Known for an Imposing Sound and Presence” was the title of the story The New York Times published in its New York edition on April 12, 2016. True to form, the legendary Ethiopian saxophonist was an exceptional performer and loud cheers usually accompany his energetic performances.

Art goes to the street

Arguably Ethiopians are not very public by nature; perhaps socially speaking they are. And many people are public-shy. Well, it looks like these barriers are being broken these days thanks to an emerging art scene in the capital called street performance art.

Wine culture in Addis

Wine evolved as part of life, culture and diet since time immemorial. As an enduring cultural symbol of fine life, the role of wine has evolved over time, changing from an important source of nutrition to a cultural complement to food and conviviality compatible with a healthy lifestyle.

The perplexing nightlife during Lent

On many occasions, finding a number of people guzzling juice and devouring vegetables after 7:00 in the evening is a somewhat uncommon trend to observe in Addis Ababa since it is usually a time when people go to bars to spend a couple of hours sipping beer.

The complicated case of dementia

What do former United States President Ronald Reagan, former Prime Ministers of the UK Harold Wilson, renowned footballer Ferenc Puskás, Academy Award winning actor Charlton Heston and Nobel laureate Charles K.

It is getting quiet in here!

Given the city’s status as the headquarters of the African Union and the special attachment that the country has with reggae artists, which they publicize in their songs, one would expect A-list artists would be flocking to Addis Ababa to perform all the time.