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Healer art

Although still considered to be a mere palliative by medical professionals, various fields of art like music, dance or painting are emerging as mainstream therapeutic method to treat physical, mental or emotional problems in developed world.

Water for Wukro

The ONE WASH Plus Programme, which is fully funded by UK’s DFID, is implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, regional sector bureaus, and the Water Resource Development Fund.

Translating books; translating culture

Cultural barriers are more difficult to overcome than linguistic. A translator plays the role of a cultural mediator and keeps the local reader in mind and the author’s intention at heart while translating.

A drinking club, with a running problem

The US-based TV network, CNN, called it “The age-old tradition of getting tipsy and running amok.” It is officially christened the Hash House Harriers – an international group of non-competitive running social clubs.

Leikun Nahusenay adding layers to his artwork

Leikun Nahusenay’s White Line opened this week at Alliance Ethio-Française to a very large turnout. His first solo show following his retrospective at Addis Fine Art in 2016, White Line features 43 works completed within the past 2 years.

Interactive art

With Girma Beyene’s song playing in the background, a crowd gathers to look at pictures of Addis’s old architectural gems and pictures. Fearless of the threateningly grey clouds, many people crowd around a table constructing small model buildings out of wooden cubes.

Electrifying the stages 

Once viewed as an exotic, alternative sound, electronic music is rapidly gaining momentum. Electronic Dance Music, which acquired mainstream popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is believed to be an umbrella term for multiple genres, including house, techno, trance, and dubstep. Nowadays, Ethiopian Electronic Dance Music whiz, Rophnan Nuri a.k.a. Rophy, with his new album, is taking things to the next level, writes Hiwot Abebe.