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Mussolini in Ethiopia

History books are not easy to read; even when you are reading one for the first time. And while leafing through the pages you will feel a sense of déjà vu like you have already read part of the book somewhere else which would make you lose interest. Of course, historical facts often remain the same but it can be highlighted, distorted, or interpreted from different angles to fit one’s own personal views or political agenda. As a result you either agree to flick through the pages or continue to argue with the book.

“Best” artists in film, music recognized

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.

Protoje in town

Oje Ken Ollivierre, the Jamaican reggae star widely known as Protoje is set to rock Addis on July 29th at Laphto Mall.

Rafael Serrallet @ Villa Verde

The Spanish Embassy will be hosting, collaborating and performing with world renowned Spanish classical guitarist, Rafael Serrallet in a concert, which will be held on Monday June 29 at 7:00 PM at Villa Verde off Ethio-China Avenue.

Mulatu of Ethiopia rereleased

Mulatu Astatke’s trailblazing album, Mulatu of Ethiopia, was officially rereleased on Friday May 19. Recorded in New York, the album from 1972 arrived at a time when Mulatu had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.