Ethiopian Business Review

The Ethiopian music industry has been in a state of flux recently. Even though the popularity of Ethiopian songs and singers has increased with the spread of social media and video sharing sites, the advent of new technology in the industry has led to a change in how professionals make and distribute their music. Part of the side effect of this change is the closure of the historic music and record companies. EBR’s Menna Asrat looked into the reasons behind the closure of music labels and their long-lasting impact.

Monday, 15 October 2018 03:00
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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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