Morgan Heritage, a reggae band formed in 1994, made their first appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. Reggae music fans refer to the band as ‘The Royal Family of Reggae’ – a tag that is modestly accepted by band members.
Yetsom Meyazhia is a common Amharic expression for non-fasting food items traditionally consumed in bulk on the eve of the onset fasting seasons. Most restaurants all over the country are crowded with people having ‘one last meal’ before weeks of fasting sets-in.
The young fellow is wearing a simple shirt and jeans; just standing still. Not knowing what is about to come, he waits solemnly. A businessman approached him. He did not react. The businessman carelessly opened his Samsonite and brought out a green and yellow paint.
They call it “the lung of Addis Ababa”. And it does not take long for anyone who sets foot in the area to understand why. With the best panoramic view of the city, Mount Entoto is home to diverse flora and fauna. The taciturn, yet breathtaking Entoto Natural Park is part of the chain of mountains on the northern part of Addis.
The capital of China, Beijing, is the most populous capital city in world. Most agree that it is a mega city with more than 3,000 years of history. However, the 21th century Beijing is truly a unique blend of the old and the new.
A few years ago one of the most celebrated Ethiopian artists, Lemma Guya drew portraits of African leaders who founded the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU). This pan-African exhibition can be interlinked to his most recent collection.
Leza, a radio show on Sheger FM 102.1 hosted by Berhanu Digaffe, has been organizing Leza Awards for seven years now. Recognizing talent by a selection of musicians and filmmakers, it has been one of the platforms where local artistic excellence is celebrated.