Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Addis Ababa gets a visit from cherished actor Temesgen Afework

Monday, February 8th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - As Temesgen Afework decided to drop by his motherland after spending 12 of years abroad giving a unique opportunity for his fans in Addis Ababa to see the young artist in action once again. What better way could the young artist could have come up with ...

Proud Teddy at the Proud Bird in L.A.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

 It is really great to be young; but for those who are not, the next best thing is to be at a Teddy Afro concert and jam late into the night with a ballroom full of irrepressible and euphoric young Ethiopian Angelinos. On February 13, Proud Teddy brought his triumphant ...

Michael Jackson film premiers in Ethiopian capital

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Hundreds of Ethiopian film fans on Wednesday joined the world to see Michael Jackson’s documentary film titled “This is it”.

Interview: Africa’s oldest wire service urges media convergence to tackle challenges

Friday, October 9th, 2009

by Xiong Sihao    ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The official Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), the oldest wire service on the African continent, has called for further media convergence to tackle challenges from internet- and web-based new media.

Ethiopian Pianist Girma Yifrashewa To Perform at ‘Africa Meets North America’, UCLA Oct. 22-25

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Girma Yifrashewa is an Ethiopian pianist and composer of classical music. He is profiled at and has been featured on AfriClassical frequently. On May 10, 2009 we posted: “Addis Journal: Girma Yifrashewa Premieres CD of 'Hagere' by Gebre Kristos Desta, May 14.”

Happy Birthday to the Late, Great Tilahun Gessesse

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

| ADDIS FORTUNE |Tewodros Kasahun, aka Teddy Afro, once said that the legendary Ethiopian singer, the late  Tilahun Gessesse had carried him in his arms when he was a child and bought him Fanta. He praised Tilahun as “the other lion”, in line with Kenenisa Bekele - whom he honoured in ...

Jessica Biel joins celeb climb to Mt. Kilimanjaro

Friday, September 25th, 2009

LOS ANGELES — When Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco and Isabel Lucas get together in Africa, they'll have nowhere to go but up.

Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin Memorial Prize launches

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A new prize named after the acclaimed Ethiopian playwright and poet Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin was launched in Addis at the National Theater on Monday, September 7. Established by the playwright’s family members and friends, the Institute of the Language Studies of Addis Ababa University Poet Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin Memorial Prize is ...

Ethiopia’s Pop Star Out of Jail, to Stage Big Concert

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia , Aug 19 (IPS) - He has not yet decided where and when it will be, but Ethiopia’s sensational musician Tewodros Kassahun a.k.a. Teddy-Afro, will stage a major concert for the first time after his release from controversial imprisonment.

Teddy plans come-back tour around the world

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

By Groum Abate and Muluken Yewondwossen The young, talented and recently free from prison, Tewodros Kassahun alias Teddy Afro is planning a tour around the world to thank his fans for their support during his imprisonment.