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  • review July 5, 2016

    Wede Harer Guzo

    Ethiopian keyboard maestro Hailu Mergia has held on tenaciously to his art and to his skills over the years since his move from Addis Ababa to Washington, D.C. in the ‘80s to escape the dictatorship of the Derg. Luckily for … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2015

    Two New Ethio-Rock Singles From Jano Band

    Ethio-rock act Jano Band has just dropped two new singles, “Darign” and “Yinegal.” We recently featured Jano Band in our guide to the Addis Ababa music scene, when Obama landed in the Ethiopian capital. Jano Band’s sound is an epic … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2015

    Obama’s Addis Ababa Music Guide

    After a few days in Kenya, his ancestral homeland, President Obama heads to Ethiopia. It’s been a while since Afropop got the chance to visit Addis Ababa, so we reached out to musician Cory Seznec to give us an update on what’s … Read more »

  • blog June 24, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World Series

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. For your convenience, we now offer the entire series to date, in one easy place: Addis Ababa: Music Renaissance … Read more »

  • blog May 29, 2014

    Guest Bloggers Around the World: Music Renaissance in Ethiopia

    Afropop is pleased to unveil a new series of guest posts from bloggers around the world, offering coverage of music scenes by writers who know them best. Our second installment comes to us from Arefaynie Fantahun, an expert on the scene in … Read more »

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