Ethiopia benefit walk set for Saturday in Corvallis | Local

The annual Walk for Water to benefit Corvallis’ sister city in Ethiopia is set for Saturday at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 5-kilometer walk... Read more »

The father of Ethiopian jazz is always moving—and it keeps his music evolving

Mulatu Astatke Ethiopian jazz master Mulatu Astatke will be taking a break from his extensive 2018 European concert tour to play at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This should come... Read more »

Ethiopia: The late Mikaya Behailu’s final works released

Some artists attain success in their lifetimes, others achive it after death. Recently, key players in the music industry have taken it upon themselves to ensure that artists’ music lives on even after... Read more »

The tale of Ethiopian hip hop – part 1

The rapid influx of the global youth culture has been the cause of consternation among parents and conservative members of society who worry that foreign influences will disrupt traditional values and practices.... Read more »

The world loves Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro. His own government doesn’t.

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Teddy Afro, the controversial singer whose album “Ethiopia” is topping the Billboard world chart, poses for a portrait during an interview at his home... Read more »

The world loves Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro. His own government doesn’t – Washington Post

The world loves Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro. His own government doesn’t.   Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Monday marked the first day of the new Ethiopian year,... Read more »

Pop star Teddy Afro suppressed in Ethiopia

Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro at his home in Addis Ababa. (Mulugeta Ayene/Associated Press) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Monday marked the first day of the new Ethiopian year, but it hasn’t been... Read more »

Willowell to celebrate Ethiopian food and music at benefit night for AIDS outreach group

Posted on September 11, 2017 | By Addison Independent LINCOLN — One Love AIDS HIV Awareness Theater is a theater troupe in Hawassa, Ethiopia, which performs shows about AIDS and gender equality... Read more »

Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s | Somalia

Hargeisa – In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at... Read more »

Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for Resistance Songs

In the face of government repression, Afan Oromo musicians have risen as a visible – and audible – source of inspiration for the opposition movement. Screenshot from one of Seena’s viral Afan... Read more »