I Don’t Care

I know people talk too much But I won’t let my heart touched Cause I DON’T CARE They think they know me Better than I know myself And I DON’T CARE Sometimes they laugh at me Without any good reason But I DON’T CARE Sometimes they call me loser Cause I’m not like them In…

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TEDDY AFRO – ETHIOPIA | DC May 2018 at the Anthem DC

The musician’s latest album, with songs hailing Ethiopia’s glorious past, is the fastest-selling record in the country’s history. But his political views have made him enemies at home ewodros Kassahun’s manager meets me on a quiet suburban road inside a gated compound. With their neoclassical mansions, manicured lawns and white picket fences, compounds such as…

INTERVIEW: “MY PERSONA AS AN ENGINEER AND A MUSICIAN IS QUITE DIFFERENT” SAMI DAN

 addisstandard /  April 24, 2017 Reggae singer & songwriter Samuel Berhanu’s debut album is entitled “Keras Gar Negeger” (Speaking with oneself). Samuel Berhanu, who goes by the stage name Sami-Dan, is a graduate of the Addis Abeba University (AAU) in Construction Technology & Management in 2001. He is an Engineer by profession but music has been his passion…

Museum of African Design: First On The Continent Dedicated Entirely To Design

A lot of people have asked me, what does it mean to be the Museum of African Design? What is ‘African’?” So says Aaron Kohn, founding director of MOAD in Johannesburg, the first museum within the African continent that’s dedicated to design. And yet the question is a tricky one for Kohn, not only because…

5 Amharic words I wish we had in English

Growing up in Tigray, the northernmost state in Ethiopia, Tigrinya was my mother tongue. But Amharic is the second most commonly used language in our area, and is the lingua franca for all the different ethnicities across Ethiopia. It’s also commonly used among Ethiopian immigrants in Seattle. In some cases, English words and expressions can be too direct for Ethiopians….

Bunna: Ethiopia’s Sensation

by Rebecca Fisseha photographs by Ian Willm What’s the sound of a fistful of zero-defect coffee beans dancing in a hot tin pan? It’s a crackle and a hiss as they brown and release their smoky oil, and the soundscape of “Bu’na: The Soul of Coffee” — Toronto’s only café to welcome its patrons with a waft…

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series in the Works

Amazon Studios has emerged as a potential buyer for the drama from Warner Bros. Television. The Lord of the Rings could be the next big TV adaptation. Warner Bros. Television, whose feature film counterpart produced the feature film series, is in preliminary stages of discussions for a potential TV series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien best-sellers….

Life after death for the ‘Love Bug’ in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – At Kinfe Abera’s garage in Addis Ababa, cranky, 50-year-old Volkswagen Beetles enjoy a kind of life after death; their parts are never discarded but re-used to keep the city’s remaining Beetles on the road. The Beetle was born in the 1930s out of dictator Adolf Hitler’s desire to produce a cheap “people’s…

Harrison Ford Hasn’t Been Better in Years

With ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ the actor turns what could have been just a paycheck into something surprisingly tender, complex and humane. [Warning: This story contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049.]Though he has a vast filmography, Harrison Ford is largely defined by three characters he portrayed in the early 1980s: Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Rick Deckard….

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