Ethiopian Business Review

In Ethiopia, traditional dances used to celebrate festivals, weddings, and occasions of every kind. With more than 80 traditional dances from all the corners of the country, one of the most widely known forms of Ethiopian traditional dance, known as eskista, has been experiencing some ups and downs in the past few years. However, eskista along with other traditional dances are making their way to global audiences currently. Even some people in Europe and America are learning Ethiopian traditional dances on their own. EBR’s Menna Asrat looks at where Ethiopian traditional dance is today and what the future may hold for the art form.

Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:00
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Since the launch of various cinematic universes from different comic book companies, demand has been created for stories from all over the world. Africa, one of the biggest consumers of Western media has not yet capitalised on its full potential in terms of comic book narratives. Now, Etan Comics, an imprint based in the United States, founded by Ethiopian-born Beserat Debebe, is trying to fill that gap, with its first comic book, Jember released five months ago. EBR’s Menna Asrat explores the future of Ethiopian and African comic book art. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018 07:43
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The government recently appointed Nebiyou Baye as the new director of the National Theatre of Ethiopia. Although he worked in films as an actor and writer on top of lecturing at Addis Ababa University, Nebiyou has spent almost his entire life in the theatre, building up a wealth of knowledge and expertise to bring theatre to a higher level. EBR’s Menna Asrat sat down with him to find out what to expect fat the National Theatre in the coming years.

Friday, 10 August 2018 18:00
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