Heineken-Bedele beer company drops sponsorship of Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro Tour

Oromo Ethiopians celebrate #BoycottBedele beer victory Heineken-owned beer company drops sponsorship of Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro amid protests from country’s largest ethnic group. Members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group are online... Read more »

Eyob Mekonnen Popular Ethiopian Reggae Singer Has Died : BBC

Popular Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen has died at the age of 37. Fans of the 37-year-old singer helped raise money for his treatment after he had a stroke last Tuesday... Read more »

Singer and song writer Meklit Hadero with Menalesh Meti ESAT

Singer and song writer Meklit Hadero with Menalesh Meti ESAT http://www.ethsat.com – Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) ESAT is the first independent Ethiopian Satellite Television service and Radio Station who broa… Read more »

Samuel Yirga: A Prodigy Reviving Ethiopian Jazz : NPR

by Banning Eyre NPR: Samuel Yirga is a pianist from Ethiopia. A 20-something prodigy, Yirga is too young to have experienced the Ethio-jazz movement of the early 1970s, but he has absorbed... Read more »

Rita Marley Interview With ETV Special

Ethiopian TV Special speaks Rita Marley. Rita Marley is Bob Marley’s widow, and is best known for carrying on her late husband’s musical legacy and developing her own career as a solo... Read more »

Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk Music, Reinvented

by Banning Eyre Boston’s Debo Band takes inspiration from a golden era of popular music in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the late ’60s and early ’70s. During a brief period of cultural... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke honored at Boston Berklee college of music

BOSTON — The largest independent college of contemporary music in the world has honored influential Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke, an alumnus. The city’s Berklee College of Music also has awarded honorary degrees... Read more »

Sheba Sahlemariam aims for the Queen of Reggae Crown

Sheba Sahlemariam, descended from Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selaisse, sings her way to global Reggae stardom with Top 10 message of Love. Sheba Sahlemariam has been preparing for her coronation her entire lifetime.... Read more »
Mulatu Astatke

Meeting the godfather of Ethiopian jazz : Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke, the godfather of Ethiopian jazz music, is often flying around the world performing sell-out shows so I was lucky to find him at his home in Addis Ababa surrounded by... Read more »

A stranger to his own land: sensational Ethiopian singer Daniel Lemma

Reporter: By Tibebeselassie Tigabu Born in 1972 in Ethiopia, Daniel Lemma perceives music as an expression of his journey, a manifestation of his life, a tool to reveal hopes and dreams and... Read more »