Ezra Wube, past and present with an unique technique

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Ezra Wube is an Ethiopian artist with an interesting art technique. He plays with notions of past and present in his stop action animation videos that draw from Ethiopian folklore.

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5 Ethiopian photographers

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Ethiopia From the Heart

Ethiopia is a very popular place for photographers worldwide. As a guide, I have accompanied the work of some of them. However, the picture in Ethiopia also has its artists. In this post I approached five great Ethiopian photographers to convey their vision of our country, each one with his own, different, unique and amazing point of view. Andargé Asfaw called the land “a paradise” for photographers and other artists and it´s the hole true.

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Melkam Addis Amet¡ Happy ethiopian new year¡ 2007¡

Enkutatash” is the word for the Ethiopian new year in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, as we call it “Ri’se Awde Amet” in Ge’ez, the term preferred by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. This occurs on 11 September in the Gregorian calendar, except for leap years, when it occurs on September 12.

In Ethiopian we are in 2007.

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“Buna dabo naw”, our coffee is our bread

2c1adc4c8332fb97be994e3d3eb6d2bfEthiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that Coffea Arabica grew wild.

Coffee is “Bun” or “Buna” here.

Ethiopian coffee is one of the most popular coffee origins in the world. If you like to drink coffee, you have to know that our coffee is perhaps the best in the world.

Ethiopians love coffee, and if you can afford it, you drink it several times a day. But coffee is more than just a caffeinated drink to get you through the day.  It is a way to savor the pleasure of good company.

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Bodi tribe, when the big is beautiful

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Bodi Dancing ©FitreGetachew

This june Bodi tribe, like every year, celebrates the new year: the Kael. This is really a magical and amazing experience in the South of Omo Valley.

“Becoming a fat man is the dream of every Bodi kid”, says the photographer Eric Lafforgue.

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¿Africa has not history?… Lalibela

It’s a common misconception that Africa has no history beyond its people scrabbling about trying to survive in a harsh environment. But there’s plenty of history in Africa

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Lalibela- Biet Giyorgis ©FitreGetachew

Lalibela is a wonder of the world, one which should be more widely known. It is Africa’s Petra. On a much smaller scale of course, but still comparable. The Unesco World Heritage site of Lalibela in Ethiopia is one of the most extraordinary places in the world.

It contains thirteen churches hewn or carved from the native tufa rock in imitation of buildings

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The marvellous trip of Neville Hopwood

Neville Hopwood was with me in Ethiopia in August 2013.

He is a fantastic photographer and he wanted to take pictures of the tribes. He spent 14 days with me in the south (Omo Valley).

You can experience the outcome of his trip is in these fabulous photos. In each one you can see the beauty and the culture of the tribes.

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