Ethiopia is gaining space in the international news headlines also for the richness of its history, culture and art. We offer you here a selection of interesting articles published recently.
Ecologists are working with the nation’s Tewahedo churches to preserve these pockets of lush, wild habitat.
Interesting article from Nature: read more
In 1965 when György Martin and Bálint Sárosi returned from Ethiopia nobody thought that their valuable recordings would end up packed away for more than 50 years. The team of Ethiofolk took on the task of opening this time capsule and sharing the colorful and impressive collection of Ethiopian folklore that it hides.
Visit the website: https://www.ethiofolk.com/en/
The annual Timkat festival, an Orthodox Christian celebration of Epiphany, remembers the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river. During the festival, tabots, models of the Ark of the Covenant, are taken from churches around the city of Gondar and paraded through the streets to Fasilides Bath.
Discover this great reportage from The Guardian
As one of the first countries to adopt Christianity, Ethiopia has a legacy of churches and monasteries, built on hilltops or hewn out of cliff faces, as well as vibrant traditions of worship.
Enjoy the gallery of this amazing book offered by The Guardian
The Ethiopian-born novelist on her book about the female fightback against Mussolini’s invasion of her homeland, why Instagram blurs the vision, and the lure of Moby-Dick. Read more.
When you look at Aida Muluneh’s work, it’s clear where her passion lies: Ethiopia. The photographer has been telling the story of Ethiopia long before it started trending this year. Read the full article on CNN.
One of Ethiopia’s greatest innovations, Ethiopian Jazz, termed “Ethio-jazz,” is a unique fusion of traditional Ethiopian music with jazz, Afro-funk, soul, and Latin rhythms. Read full story.
Ethiopia has been named as one of the worlds must see destinations revealed in National Geographic Travellers cool list for 2020. Read more
A new tourism project in the northern Ethiopia highlands brings spectacular scenery and a warm welcome, where ‘your holiday can become the source of someone else’s dreams’.
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Wildfires and an encroaching population are threatening grasslands that host some of the world’s rarest species. Read the full article from Tom Gardner.