Dawn Till Dusk Visit and Wildlife Photography

Visit and photography tour on wildlife, birds and scenery will be held at Lake Langano from 31st July to 2nd August, 2015.

According to Tatu Tour, organizer of the tour, a professional photographer will offer expert knowledge and guidance on improving the photography of wildlife.

Since many people travel to experience the wildlife in the country, photography would always become a part of it. Moreover helping photographers improve their shooting skills is an important part of the event.

A three day-two night event will cost USD 350 per person as the lodging is sponsored by the tour organizer and Langano lodge.

Tatek Bezabih, a focal person told The Reporter that such a new trend will have an importance in promoting tourism in addition to making the tour more enjoyable for weekend travelers who travel to different parts of the country. The training and entertainment program is mainly offered by a foreign photographer, currently visiting Ethiopia in partnership with a local photographer.

Emperor Haile Selassie 123rd birthday anniversary in Harar

Negus Promotion and Events will commemorate the 123rd birthday anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie I tonight in the Palace Hall in Harar, a town where he was born.

According to the organizer of the event, the birthday commemoration will feature Ethiopian and Caribbean artists including comedian Lij Yared of Ethiopia and DJ Carl Bayorn from Jamaica.

Tafari Mekonnen, who was later crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, was regent from 1916 to 1930 also reigned the country between 1930 and 1974. The famous black king of the last Solomonic dynasty was born on July 23, 1892 in Harar and died on 27August 1975 following his overthrow from power by the military junta led by Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam.

The birthday of the late Emperor Haile Selassie is amongst the predominantly commemorated birthdays in the country. His supporters and members of the Rastafarian Community gather every year in Shashemene, 247 Km in the south east of Addis Ababa to celebrate the birthday.

A lecture on pollution in Addis Ababa @ Guramayle Art Center

Guramayle Art Center will host a public lecture entitled Visual Pollution in the case of Addis Ababa on Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 5:30 pm.

The lecture will be presented by Engineer Getahun Heramo. Getahun has spent a considerable time studying the causes of pollution with particular emphasis on the capital, Addis Ababa. According to the center, the lecture will be attended by hundreds of guests who have a connection with the theme.

In a statement sent from the center, art would always be very instrumental in educating people and impacting the issue. Due to that reason, the presentation is scheduled to take place at the center. Moreover, the presence of various artists on the occasion will provoke them to come up with new art works that can bring about change in the perception of the community.

Addis Ababa, being the political and business capital of the country has been affected by pollution caused by sanitary problems, the statement stated.

Sydney Salmon, Imperial Majestic Band @ Addis Gursha Lounge

In connection with the birthday commemoration of the late Emperor Haile Selassie I, Jamaican-born Sydney Salmon and the Imperial Majestic Band will be on stage at Addis Gursha lounge on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 6 pm.

Sydney Salmon has been in Ethiopia for more than a decade playing in various reggae bands. Having lived in Shashemene, he moved to Addis Ababa to jam in various reggae clubs. Recently, he also joined Mamas Kitchen, a newly set spot for live music along with prominent Ethiopian musicians.

He recorded several reggae music albums in Ethiopia with Ethiopian and Caribbean reggae artists. His album dubbed “Ethiopia is calling” has long been a greatest hit in Ethiopia’s reggae discography while a song entitled “We love Shashemene” has also made him popular amongst the reggae music fans in Ethiopia.

Sydney has managed to build up a sizable following in Ethiopia for authentic Reggae music. He incorporates traditional Ethiopian styles and melodies, with a pulsating Jamaican drum and bass.


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