Remembering the GIANT ROHA Band

Roha band back on stage after two decades

A couple of weeks ago a concert was held at the Ethiopian National Theater. The concert was a tribute to the legendary Mahmoud Ahmed. Apart from Mahmoud, the concert was very special because some members of the famous Roha Band […] Continue >>

Jano Band to release their second album

Jano Band to release their second album

The first Ethio-Rock group Jano will be releasing their second album in three months’ time. According to the band members, the second album will only feature original tracks produced by the band members. The management of Jano has also announced […] Continue >>

Haile Gerima Is a Cinema Legend but Still Can’t Find Support for His Films

Haile Gerima Is a Cinema Legend

Haile Gerima makes movies about social justice, inner-city poverty, and the African American experience. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his films don’t tend to be financed by major studios. He’s typically relied on funding from nonprofits and coproducers in Europe, but this time […] Continue >>

Ethiopian American Singer Rachel Brown’s Uncanny Voice – New Yorker

Rachel Brown

The length of a New York minute is well documented, but the city also presents something more eternal: every night, myriad musicians have a chance to connect with an audience. A few performers, who are at the top of their […] Continue >>

Ethiocolour music video released with a touch of tech

Africa´s first ever 360 VR panorama music video. Filmed on the roof of the National Theater in Ethiopia, central Addis Abeba the dynamic 360° panoramic view was created through seven separate takes with a GoPro camera by Stocktown Films.

Selam Sounds and Stocktown Films have released this week Africa’s first music video created with 360° virtual reality technology. Filmed on the roof of the National Theater in central Addis Ababa, the dynamic 360° panoramic view was created through seven […] Continue >>

Yegna Writers’ Insights

Yegna Writers' Insights

YEGNA, which means “ours” in Amharic, is a radio drama, talk show and music that champions the potential of Ethiopian girls. It’s been designed to appeal to men and boys too. VIDEO: Yegna Writers’ Insights መካፈል ደግ ነው! Did you […] Continue >>

Ethiopia’s First-Ever Cannes “Official Selection” – Coming-of-Age Drama ‘Lamb’

the-lamb-ethiopian-movie

Making its World Premiere at the ongoing 2015 Cannes Film Festival is Yared Zeleke’s coming-of-age drama, “Lamb,” which marks the very first time in Cannes Film Festival history that an Ethiopian film has screened as an “Official Selection.” The country […] Continue >>

Sheba Film Festival Features “Red Leaves” Starring Debebe Eshetu

Red Leaves - Shabbat dinner

The renown Ethiopian actor Debebe Eshetu plays the lead role in the new award-winning Ethiopian-Israeli movie Red Leaves (debut film by director Bazi Gete) that explores complicated issues related to immigration, family, culture, and the process of adopting to a […] Continue >>

Girma Yifrashewa’s blend of European piano and Ethiopian music

Pianist-Girma-yifrashewa

“There is no place in Ethiopia where Girma could do this!” an immigrant from Addis Ababa explained during Sunday night’s intermission at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. “People there don’t pay attenton to classical music. It’s all cultural, traditional […] Continue >>

Africa Music Awards [AFRIMA] unveil 2015 calendar in Addis Ababa

Africa Music Awards

The calendar of this year’s All Africa Music Awards [AFRIMA] has been unveiled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony which took place at the African Union Commission Secretariat was in conjunction with the African Union Commission [AUC]. The event attracted […] Continue >>

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