An Epic Of Ethiopia, Full Of Medical Lore Ethiopia Should Ease Bank,Telecom Rules to Join WTO, U.S. Says Ethiopia, an Astonishing Christianity on African Soil Pope takes African pilgrimage to Angola HBO Presents A Screening Of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”Liya Kebede attends the premiere It doesn’t matter what Ethiopian born supermodel, Liya Kebede, […]

Ethiopian film wins African ‘Oscar’

(By Katrina Manson in Ouagadougou Sunday, 8 March 2009)It must be something of a relief for Haile Gerima that his film, Teza, has just been voted Africa’s best movie. After all, it took him 14 years to make it.So meticulous is the award-winning Ethiopian-born, US-based director that he refused to compromise on a single aspect […]

Emerging Ethiopian Rock Star, Kenna Zmedkun

Kenna Zemedkun is a 29 year old Ethiopian born musician, who grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia skateboarding and worshiping U2. Until the age of three he grew up with his grandfather in Ethiopia and would find his way to Cincinnati, Ohio where his parents had immigrated. Kenna’s father served as Minster of Agricultural for […]

Ethiopian neo-soul singer Wayna is up for a Grammy tonight

Neo-soul singer from Bowie traded the West Wing for Grammys gloryBy Rashod D. Ollison, February 8, 2009Most nights, and always after a nerve-racking commute from work, singer Wayna Wondwossen would crash on her couch feeling drained and frustrated. Just out of college, she worked as a writer in the White House Office of Presidential Letters […]

Nefasha Ayer’s nation of aural immigrants

Meklit Hadero By Nirmala Nataraj We live in an era where the global music village has shrunk to a navigable size. From live overseas Web feeds to international podcasts, eager listeners are tuning their antennae to far-flung aural landscapes. Closer to home, San Francisco ensemble Nefasha Ayer is fully embracing this concept of music without […]

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