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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.

Fine-tuning traditional instruments 

Traditional music and musical instruments no longer hold an esteemed place in urban lifestyle of Ethiopia; in fact, many have lost respect for the skill and art of crafting such musical instruments.

Traveling art project animates Addis

Tibeb BeAdebabay, a travelling art project which is a creation of Goethe Institute to explore the ‘art side of Addis Ababa,’ was launched this Thursday around Dibab Restaurant, an iconic spot among students of Addis Ababa University (AAU) Sidist Kilo Campus. Designed to address the considerable interest in art sectors in Addis, the event consists of creative activities for people to take part in.

Art for the critical audience

The emergence of Contemporary Nights and Indie Film Screening, unique art venues in Addis, are designed for a niche audience who are tired of the ordinary art scene; and looking for something fresh.

Ethiopic script in digital realm

Even though digitization has opened up typography and allowed anyone with access to design software to create a unique typeface, Ethiopian languages and scripts have not yet joined the digital age.

Redefining modern art

The second chapter of Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center’s “Min Neber?” featured Robel Temesgen’s Adbar, a study of physical spaces that embody spirits and their interaction with believers and inhabitants of the area.

Holiday feast: finding the right ingredients

There is a great deal of work to be done in preparation for a major holiday like Easter. From preparing doro wot (chicken stew) and the entire holiday feast and baking bread to cleaning the home and taking care of guests, it is a time of great stress and expenses.