Skip to main content

Skating away in Addis

The first skaters and skateboarding emerged probably around the 1940s and early 50s in the US following the ocean surfing magna in beaches of California, historical records indicate.

In quest for one’s roots

When the young man began searching for his biological parents, this was what he knew of his own rather humble beginnings: he was born in Addis Ababa, left inside a church by his mother and was then adopted by a Dutch family.

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.