I really hope it will get the recognition it deserves in the coming year.
This sweet and amazingly talented singer/song-writer takes me on a musical journey to the heart of the Bay Area and Brooklyn, as well as to the countryside of Ethiopia.
Her latest oeuvre is an arty online video directed by Jennifer Elster, which features Debra Winger, Terrence Howard, Rufus Wainwright, Yoko Ono, and other actors and artists trudging through empty woodlands and wondering aloud things like, “What do we want? ” Titled In the Woods, the film will be released in small segments on Elsner’s website, ” You can watch the clip here. Dinaw Mengestu’s ‘How To Read The Air’ notes, the young writer – who was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – populates his novels “by exiles, refugees, émigrés and children of the African diaspora…” This book, of course, goes far beyond the Ethiopian American experience, even though Dinaw does extremely well in this regard as well.
Virginia.” Ruth who was born in Addis Ababa grew-up in Limerick, Ireland and has resided in London for the past ten years. I just loved the idea that you could dress up and play.” This month Vogue magazine declared “the Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga has become a star for our time.” Read more and see photos » Congratulations to artist and instagrammer Girma Berta who won the 2016 Getty Images Grant Photographer Girma Berta, an instagrammer and artist from Ethiopia, was the winner of the 2016 Getty Images Instagram Grant.
Asked by The Hollywood Reporter on how she became an actress, Negga replied: “You know when you’re a kid and you get to pick a movie every Friday? “Berta uses his i Phone to photograph vibrant, gritty street life in Addis Ababa, crossing street photography with fine art by isolating his subjects against backdrops of rich color,” Getty Images said.
Tadias Magazine By Tadias Staff Published: Monday, December 26th, 2016 New York (TADIAS) — This has been a very productive and busy year for us beginning with the launch of Tadias Salon Series in Spring 2016 featuring the NYC release of the book & Tsehai Publishers Presentation at the Schomburg Center in Harlem followed by a sold-out live show over the Summer with renowned British-born Ethiopian poet and author Lemn Sissay at Ginny’s Supper Club/Red Rooster Harlem.
In Fall 2016 Tadias Magazine hosted Marcus Samuelsson at SEI in DC for a book signing and afterparty celebrating the release of his latest publication entitled . But, as always, the most exciting part of our job was covering some of the biggest Ethiopian Diaspora arts and culture stories including the recent historic appearance of legendary singer Mahmoud Ahmed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City and classical pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa’s phenomenal NYC show at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem.
In addition we were honored to attend the first Ethiopian American Policy Briefing held on June 8th, 2016 at the White House as well as being one of the emergng new media presenters at the 2016 Diasporas in Development conference held at the Newseum in Washington, D. Furthermore, Mulatu Astatke’s one-of-a-kind live performance at the Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) was held on September 9th, 2016, which was presented in collaboration with the World Music Institute.
Below are a few images of the top arts and culture stories of 2016 curated from the Tadias instagram Page: Mahmoud Ahmed Brings Down the House at Carnegie Hall Debut Concert on October 23rd, 2016 Mahmoud Ahmed performed live at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, becoming the first major artist from Ethiopia to give a solo concert at the world-famous venue.The grant is for videographers and visual artists who feature local stories and document “underrepresented communities around the world.” Read more and see photos » Mulatu Astatke Live at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 9th, 2016 Mulatu Astatke returned to New York City for a live show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 9th, 2016.The concert, which was part of the Met Live Arts program, was presented in collaboration with the World Music Institute.As you may notice, there are many other great stories that are not noted here. She is not only one of the most admired American female artists, but also the most high-priced Ethiopian born artists of all time.Her work ‘Untitled 1’ sold for $US1,0022,500 at Sotheby’s in 2010.Once heard, Astatke’s music is not easily forgotten.