Category Archives: Culture & Lifestyle

Piracy: from movies to trademarks- common & simple in Ethiopia

Not even a slow internet can stop the bootleggers of Addis Ababa DOWNLOADING a movie, legally or not, is prohibitively slow in Ethiopia, thanks to glacial internet speeds. Bootleg DVDs are everywhere, but even so it can be hard to find a reasonable-quality version of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Only one cinema in Addis Ababa, the capital, screens foreign hits.

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​ፓስተሮቹ ምን እየሰሩ ነው?

በአብይ ሰለሞን መንደርደርያ ኢትዮጵያ በአለም ከምትታወቅባቸው ዋነኛው የጥንታዊ ስልጣኔና የራሷ የሆነ ልዩ ሀይማኖታዊ ማንነቷና ባህሏ ነው። በኢትዮጵያ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶና እስልምና ረዥም ታሪክ ያላቸው ሃይማኖቶች  ሲሆኑ ተመሳሳይ የኦርቶዶክስም ሆነ የእስልምና ሃይማኖቶች በሌላው አለም ካላቸው ስርዓትና ምዕመኖች ራሱን የቻለ እጅግ ልዩ የእምነት፣ የመቻቻል፣ ልዩ ስርዓትና ቅርሶች ባለቤት ናቸው። ብዙ ታዛቢዎች፣ ተጓዦችና የታሪክ ፀሃፊዎች በተደጋጋሚ ስለሃገሪቱ ልዩ ሃይማኖታዊ ባህል የተናገሩትን ስንመለከት ህዝቡና

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Vinyl records in Ethiopia: cultural artifacts or fetished commodities?

This Article appeared first on  By Amira Ali A new generation has come to appreciate Ethiopia’s rich musical history and reissues have made their way onto the international market. Trying to get hold of the original releases from the 60s and 70s on vinyl in Addis Ababa is a different ballgame, as Amira Ali came to find out. Inflated

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