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Sri Lankans in Ethiopia

If golden beaches, rising waves, misty mountains, mighty elephants, stealthy leopards, giant whales, a majestic past, lovely tea and warm smiles could sum up a country, that would be Sri Lanka.

Dakar: embodiment of the true African essence

With their awesome West African hospitality and colorful vibe, Dakarians, are pleasant people and good company. Its long sandy beaches, beautiful blue ocean and dazzling colorful traditional garment makes Dakar, the capital of Senegal, a unique disposition of a typical African city.

A maestro for five decades

Nobody fuses the sounds and rhythms of African, American and European music the way Mulatu Astatke does. Known as the founder of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu’s reputation precedes him.

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.