We aim to broaden our readers’ perspectives about Africa by depicting a narrative that encourages everyone to learn more about the continents rich history, culture, and innovative day to day life.” The first issue of “Jember” is on sale now and is available in English and Amharic.Look: Slideshow of Ethiopia photographs by Chester Higgins Jr.(Damon Winter/The New York Times) The New York Times By HOLLAND COTTER Published: April 20, 2012 LALIBELA, Ethiopia – ON the roads through Ethiopia’s highlands traffic raises a brick-red haze that coats your clothes, powders your skin and starts a creaking in your lungs. They’re on the global tourist route now, though barely.
“This year’s honorary doctorate recipients were recognized for their achievements in contemporary music, for their enduring contributions to popular culture, and for the influence their careers and music have had over Berklee’s international student body,” the school said in a statement.“The Eagles, Krauss, and Astatke join the ranks of such esteemed recipients as Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, David Bowie, Bonnie Raitt, Count Basie, Sting, Loretta Lynn, B. King, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, Steven Tyler, and Patti La Belle.” Berklee says its alumni have won a total of 221 Grammys.— Related: Eagles, Alison Krauss, Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke honored at Boston music school (AP) Tadias Magazine By Tadias Staff | Art Talk Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 New York (TADIAS) – We hear from industry insiders in Ethiopia to expect a wave of new CD releases in the next few months.Jember Series written and created by Beserat Debebe tells the story about a recent college graduate on a job search in Addis Ababa who comes across extraordinary powers.(photo credit: Etan Comics Facebook) Atlanta Black Star ATLANTA — The first Ethiopian superhero comic is fusing the various parts of African history and culture into one contemporary and relatable story.