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From Ethiopia to New York: Aster Aweke Live at SOB’s – February 4th

From Ethiopia to New York: Aster Aweke Live at SOB’s – February 4th

New York (Tadias) – Internationally acclaimed Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke will perform at The Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s) in New York City on Friday, February 4th, 2011. Per Masinko Entertainment, the event’s organizers, the upcoming concert marks the artist’s first appearance in the city in more than six years. The comeback coincides [...]

Hailey Tadesse in New York City

Hailey Tadesse in New York City

Ethiopia’s top athletes to battle it out at London’s athletics meet

Ethiopia’s top athletes to battle it out at London’s athletics meet

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia’s distance running superstars Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba (double Beijing Olympic winner) will face each other for the first time in a year at the Aviva London Grand Prix- Samsung Diamond League- in London, UK this Friday (13 August 2010), APA learns here on Thursday. In a highly contested 5000m, the [...]

Interview with Global Hip Hop Scholar Elias Aba Milki (Addis Tunes)

Interview with Global Hip Hop Scholar Elias Aba Milki  (Addis Tunes)

ADDIS TUNES: Elias Aba Milki (aka Japi) is the winner of a $25,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which will allow him to spend a year of independent exploration and travel - most notably through South Africa, Brazil and Uganda to examine hip hop and its global impact.  Before beginning his odyssey, Japi was kind enough to sit down with us to [...]

Review: Akale Wube Releases Self-Titled Debut CD

Review: Akale Wube Releases Self-Titled Debut CD

Source: Addis Tunes, by Nadia Ghanem:  The all instrumental French quintet Akale Wube was born in 2008 from the magnificent thigh of Ethiopian musical legacy – well almost, at least born from the eternal love for Ethiojazz the Ethiopiques collection awoke.  They have now released their 12 track album 'Akale Wube' on Clapson, inscribing [...]

On a Ride with Meklit Hadero

On a Ride with Meklit Hadero

By the time her name was announced band members were in position.  Doors opened as she walked commandingly with a look of focus painted on her face.  She then got on the stage still sporting her 'game-face' as she kicked her shoes off. Barefoot she walked towards the microphone adjusting it to accommodate her stature.  Once the microphone was [...]

Meklit Hadero Performs at the “Center of Culture”

Meklit Hadero Performs at the “Center of Culture”

At the age of 12, the Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero left Brooklyn and called several cities home before settling in San Francisco.  Now, after the release of her debut album ‘On A Day Like This’ in April, Meklit will be taking center stage in New York for the first time. This past Friday Meklit performed to a sold out crowd at Bernos’ 4th [...]

Music, Fashion, Africa & Fatherhood: A Conversation With DJ Sirak

Music, Fashion, Africa & Fatherhood: A Conversation With DJ Sirak

"At the end of the day, I think we are put here on Earth to help each other and we try to take that philosophy and move forward.” --DJ Sirak on giving back.  Sirak Getachew - better known as DJ Sirak - has been around the New York Hip-Hop scene for some time. As a DJ and producer, it’s evident that Ethiopian/African sounds influence [...]

Hebist & Bezuayehu to Kick Off an Exceptional Summer in NYC

Hebist & Bezuayehu to Kick Off an Exceptional Summer in NYC

"There is something special about New York City..." -Hebist Teruneh, Singer & Performer “New York – get ready!” That was the advice of DJ Mengie of Massinko Entertainment regarding this weekend’s performance of Hebist Teruneh and Bezuayehu Demessie in New York City. The two artists are gearing up to kick off what will be an [...]

Press Release: What Is AFRICOLOGY?

Press Release: What Is AFRICOLOGY?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13th, 2010 MARK THE DICTIONARY A NEW ETYMOLOGY HAS ARRIVED: AFRICOLOGY Africology LLC is multi-media venture, co-founded by Sirak Getachew and Kalab Berhane, with the focus to educate the world on music of African descent. This enterprise seeks to fuse the gap between continents and cultures in an era of [...]