WE DON’T HAVE AN INDUSTRY IN ETHIOPIA, WE HAVE SCENES.
ETHIOPIAN RECORDS
I FOLLOWED MY HEART, I PERFORMED WHAT I THOUGHT WAS BEST AND PEOPLE WERE ACCEPTING.
GIRUM MEZMUR
THE LOCAL TALENT IS WAITING TO BE EXPLORED AND BE SET FREE TO CREATE NEW SOUNDS.
The PARC
IT IS POSSIBLE TO EDUCATE AND CREATE AWARENESS IN A SOCIETY WITH ART.
AGELGIL STUDIO
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GETZ is an Ethiopia-based digital platform that explores the ins and outs of the Ethiopian creative and cultural scenes. With a quarterly online publication and a steady stream of insightful and entertaining monthly digital content, GETZ functions to highlight creative practitioners and set a standard to raise the profile of the creative industry of Ethiopia and Africa.

 

Articles

Anis Gabi’s Haadhi Mikii Album Launch 

Anis Gabi, a passionate musician, primarily active in Afaan Oromo, is releasing his first album Haadhi Mikii.  A storytelling piece, centered on the place women have in the Oromo culture.  It also aims to highlight the indigenous system put in place for women by women, the Sinqee. The Sinqee is a stick given to women by their mothers once they got married. It symbolizes, fertility, productivity and prosperity but also, it was a way to ensure their rights were not eroded and as a warning for husbands that sought dominance over their wives.

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Articles

French words in the Amharic language

In linguistics, using a word or an expression from another language, without translating it, is called “borrowing”. The term “borrowing” supposes that the other party loans, making these languages lenders. All the languages that are in contact with one another borrow and loan, and sometimes impose terms and expressions.

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Articles

Muzikawi Launch

Meet the new Ethiopian music company that will take our Ethiopian creatives to the global market! Muzikawi is built on 17 years of experience in Ethiopian music culture combined with 25 years of international music industry experience. Every week from April 1st and throughout 2022 we will present 16 artists and more than 100 releases! The cultural organisation Selam has been committed to the advancement of Ethiopian music culture for over 17 years.

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Features

Girum Mezmur | ግሩም መዝሙር

Girum Mezmure is often labelled as a pioneer and a positive driving force in the Ethiopian music industry. During a career that extends over two decades, the musician has been known to experiment and explore uncharted territories. He is credited with reviving live music and the Ethio-Jazz genre. In addition, he has mastered a diverse set of traditional and non-traditional instruments. He currently teaches at Yared Music School and Jazzamba Music School.

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