Ethiopian artist uses talent to promote environmental conservation

As Ethiopia battles the effects of climate change, a local artist is using her work to show how human activities are destroying the environment. The country’s forests have become severely depleted, through people cutting down trees for firewood, farming and other commercial activities. Coletta Wanjohi reports…

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Asgegnew Ashko: Mixing Traditional Sounds with Modern Vibes

Asgegnew Ashko: Mixing Traditional Sounds with Modern Vibes

He always has a bright smile on his face that lights up the ambiance; the same goes for his songs. Asgegnew Ashko is currently one of the most favorite artists in Ethiopia. And now, Asge is featured on the fifth season of Coke Studio Africa.

Asgegnew expressed his excitement to be on Coke Studio Africa on a press conference at Stanely hotel, Nairobi this August. Speaking at the conference on being one of the Ethiopian artists participating in this year’s Coke Studio Africa and the contribution of the platform for the growth and exposure of African music in general Asge said, “Since my childhood, the music industry has been dominated by music from the western world and I used to be jealous of those artists. But now we are at a very good time.

African music is being heard and appreciated globally. I’m also grateful that I have grown to be part of that; I have crossed one border with Coke Studio Africa, bringing my country’s music and flavors from Ethiopia to Kenya. And this stage is going to take me to the rest of Africa and the world, I’m very happy about this”.

Coca-Cola brand manager in Ethiopia Tigist Getu says, “In the first three episodes of Coke Studio Africa 2017, we have witnessed the colorful New Year song by this season’s Ethiopian Coke Studio Africa artists, Dawit Nega’s journey to Coke Studio Africa, Sami Dan firing up the stage with his dancehall performance and Betty G putting tears in the eyes of Tanzanian artist Nandy with her phenomenal cover performance” Tigist said. Adding, “we expect Asge’s collaboration with Sheebah to be the same; big and euphoric. We invite everyone to enjoy it”.

This week’s headline artists, Kenyan rap king Nyashinski and South African super group Mafikizolo join up to discover more about each other’s music and create something special while DRC-born South African resident Tresor, and Cameroon’s multi-talented Locko, have some fun with the Coke Studio Africa Throwback.

Ugandan dancehall dominator Sheebah and our very own Asge also join up to discover more about each other’s music and create something awesome. Speaking on his collaboration with Sheebah on big break episode Asge said they’ve made amazing music adding that everyone should anticipate great collaboration. The two artists will also be working with Future star Tanzanian rapper Bill Nass in music collaborations that will be produced by Gemini Major – an acclaimed music producer.

Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive music collaboration show, which seeks to bring people together and celebrate the diversity of African music and talent. It also gives upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talents. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through musical fusion.

Source; Capitalethiopia

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Experimental & Bold: Interview with Ethiopian Dancer Melaku Belay from Fendika

Of the numerous traditional Ethiopian dancers that have graced stages in the past decades, Melaku Belay stands out as one. His unique style of dancing, which has added to the various regional dances enjoyed by Ethiopians at large, has brought both local and international audiences to him in particular, and the country’s culture in general.

Beginning his career at Fendika Azmari Bet, where elaborate dances are performed every night, he has worked his way to fame but stayed with the establishment for almost 20 years. A decade later, he formed his own band Fendika, with which he toured around the world, including the United States, France, Spain, and Norway.

He is self-taught and experimental as he likes to do fusion of various moves. To his credit, Melaku has never flinched from teaching others the craft of his art. In 2006, he started offering dance lessons to students at the Alliance-Ethio Francaise. He sees culture as something that can evolve, and as such could be adapted by the contemporary generation too.

Innovative ideas can come from all sorts of places, and Melaku never shies away from experimenting. He has worked on occasion with jazz bands like Nubian Park and Acoustic Project, in his bid to nurture talent and diversify the art’s fan base. SAMSON BERHANE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER, sat down with him to pick on his brain. YOU CAN READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.

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Zekarias Tibebu Mesfin continues to make waves with his film

Ethiopian filmmaker Zekarias Tibebu wins TAFF 2017 Best Emerging Filmmaker for his film “EWIR AMORA KELABI”, a true story on his life as an Ethiopian refugee.

Based on a true story, this film chronicles the life of Major Tibebu Mesfin, who worked for the Dergue Regime in Ethiopia. During this time of ideological struggle and infighting among the regime’s leadership, Tibebu disappears and his wife is captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Years later, fueled by a deep-seated desire to help his ailing mother, Tibebu’s son leaves the town of Gonder to search for work. The result is an unpredictable adventure, the story of how far one man will go to fulfill his destiny, and a tale for the ages about the resilience of the human spirit.

VOA interview with Ethiopian Ethiopian filmmaker Zekarias Tibebu

Ewir Amora Kelabi by Ethiopian filmmaker Zekarias Tibebu Mesfin

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Interview with the renowned Ethiopian Artist Tibebe Terfa

The renowned Ethiopian Artist Tibebe Terfa, was born in the walled city of Harar, Ethiopia in 1948. He studied at the University of Addis Ababa school of Fine Art and Design from where he graduated in painting in 1973. During the school years (1970-1973), Tibebe and his friends formed the Sixten Young Artist’ Association that aimed at staging exhibitions around the country. Tibebe worked as an art illustrator at The Medhane Alem Comprehensive High School in Harar from 1973 until1980. In 1981 he moved to Addis Ababa and worked as an illustrator for Kuraz Publishing House until 1983. Since 1984 he has been working as a studio artist from his residence in Addis Ababa. He has had numerous so exhibitions in Ethiopia, Germany (Berlin), Canada (Winnipeg, Toronto), USA (Washington) and Spain (Madrid).

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Watch TV Series Welafen 17 (Welafen S04E17)

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Welafen TV Series on Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS)
Genre: Drama
Starring: Adanech W/Gebriel, Mekonnen La’eke, Helen Bedilu, Elias Wessenyeleh, Bayush Kebede, Melesse Woldu, Azeb Wondwossen, Teshale Worku, Hanan Tarik, Bethelhem Kefyalew, Thomas Beyene, Nigist Fikre, Sisay Bekele, Teshale Worku, Bahren Kedir, Abebe Alemu, Mesfin Kebede, Semir Ali, Nahom H/Melekot, Mike Eshete
Country: Ethiopia
Language: Amharic
Writer: Ayele Eshetu
Executive producer: Aliyu Film Production
Producer: G/Hiwot G/Cherkos
Director: G/Hiwot G/Cherkos
Music composer: Esrael Mesfin
Editor: Markos G/Tsadik
Production designer: Alula Eshetu
Production coordinator: Mikias Ayalew
Makeup: Azeb Wondwossen
Sound editor: Natna’el Girma & Bisrat Hailu
Cinematography: Tewodros Daba
Light: Bisrat Behailu
Running time: ~40 minutes
Production manager: Mekonnen Negash
Production company: Aliyu Film Production
Original channel: Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS)
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Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS) is a privately held media company established in 2008 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA to provide a niche transmission programming that targets the booming Ethiopian market globally.

EBS aims to promote Ethiopian and other African countries’ values, cultures and traditions on a global scale. The much-needed information provided by EBS would help bridge the cultural divide and narrow the communication gap for Ethiopians residing in North America and around the world. EBS prides itself on providing quality programs pertaining to the rich cultural heritage of Ethiopia, its history, tradition, socio-economic development, business, tourism and current affairs.

EBS’s mission is to be the leader in entertainment and infotainment mass media, serving Ethiopians residing around the world. The television platform will play a great role as a tool for businesses and various organizations to reach the Ethiopian community globally.






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Genre: Drama
Starring: Genet Nigatu, Yigerem Dejene (Aster), Mekdes Tsegaye, Tigist Girma, Fikirte Getahun, Abebe Temtim, Yayehyirad Mamo, Tsion Habtamu, Kidest G/Selassie, Selam Ashagrie, Engidasew Habte (Teddy)
Theme music composer: Tadele Feleke
Country: Ethiopia
Language: Amharic
Writer: Wudneh Kifle
Executive producer: Mekdi Production PLC
Producer: Behailu Mamo
Original story: Sister Meseret Degfie
Line Producer: Mekdes Tsegaye
Costume & continuity: Tirsit Nega
Makeup & special effect: Saba Ferdawek
Assistant sound effect: Birhanu Geremew
Assistant camera: Tariku Tilahun
Sound: Amanuel Kindeya
Editor: Meswaet Girma
Assistant editor: Leul Dereje
Director of photography: Abraham Mekonnen
Director: Kibralem Fanta
Production manager: Yonatan Tesfaye
Assistant production manager: Yohannes Tsegaye
Running time: ~34 minutes
Production company: Mekdi Production
Original channel: Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS)

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Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS) is a privately held media company established in 2008 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA to provide a niche transmission programming that targets the booming Ethiopian market globally.

EBS aims to promote Ethiopian and other African countries’ values, cultures and traditions on a global scale. The much-needed information provided by EBS would help bridge the cultural divide and narrow the communication gap for Ethiopians residing in North America and around the world. EBS prides itself on providing quality programs pertaining to the rich cultural heritage of Ethiopia, its history, tradition, socio-economic development, business, tourism and current affairs.

EBS’s mission is to be the leader in entertainment and infotainment mass media, serving Ethiopians residing around the world. The television platform will play a great role as a tool for businesses and various organizations to reach the Ethiopian community globally.




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6 new movies per month and 400+ released films

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