Traditional music in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a long and at times tormented history. With that it has an equally long and fascinating history of arts and...
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Ethiopia’s Jano Band talks new album

Jano Band became the first Ethiopian band to feature on Coke Studio Africa when they collaborated with South African singer Shekhinah in Nairobi, Kenya, last year. The band...

The Forgotten ’70s Ethiopian Funk and Soul of Ayalew...

Unheard Ethio-grooves from 1970s Addis Ababa released by Now Again Records and Vinyl Me, Please. More than 40 years ago Ayalew Mesfin, along...
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Ethio-Jazz: The Amazing Story Behind Ethiopian Jazz

One of Ethiopia’s greatest innovations, Ethiopian Jazz, termed “Ethio-jazz,” is a unique fusion of traditional Ethiopian music with jazz, Afro-funk, soul, and Latin...

Ethiopian Singer Betty G Becomes UNHCR High Profile Supporter

One of Africa’s fastest rising Ethiopian music stars, Betty G, has been named as Ethiopia’s high profile supporter of United Nation...
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Ethiopian Singer Abby Lakew Donates All Proceeds from Album...

Ethiopian singer Abby Lakew announced that she will be donating all proceeds from her latest album to charity. Local Ethiopian charity...

Japanese Drum Band Performs at the National Theater

The Embassy of Japan, together with the Japan Foundation, presented a unique drum and tap dance mix show at the National...