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The Return of Kahsay Berhe – the Superstar

Eritrean rockstar Kahsay Berhe has now returned back home
‘Nothing is good once away from home. But now, I am back and feeling better, so I will be working on my new CD.’

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN

To the youth of the 90’s he is the utmost superstar. After a glamorous journey as a pop singer, he had fallen sick in mid 2000s and has been away in Europe for medical purposes. He returned home for the 26th Independence Day Anniversary; and wow, what an emotional and massive homecoming?! It made him “grateful for his life” in his own words. Continue reading The Return of Kahsay Berhe – the Superstar

The Living Legend Bereket Mengisteab’s Old Song ‘Cobra’ Becomes a New Hit

The Living Legend Bereket Mengisteab

BY BEREKET KIDANE

Eritrea’s living legend musician, the one and only Bereket Mengisteab (my namesake – hey, if one Bereket is good two is even better right ?;) who has been churning out patriotic songs for nearly half a century has one of its songs from fifteen years ago “Cobra” become a new hit again and a YouTube sensation among Eritreans.

The ageless wonder is still turning out catchy tunes well in his seventies and has the energy of a young man that is still in his prime when performing on stage. He is simply amazing. Continue reading The Living Legend Bereket Mengisteab’s Old Song ‘Cobra’ Becomes a New Hit

Eritrean film ‘Aklasia’ receives Rami Award

Aklasia movie director Daniel Tesfamariam displaying award certificate

By Shabait,

At the 46th International Film Completion conducted on 20 April in Houston city, USA, the Eritrean film ‘Aklasia’ has been nominated the best foreign film and thus received Rami Award.

A total of 3 thousand films from different countries participated in the international competition and ‘Aklasia’  a film which raises social issues that was written and directed by Daniel Tesfamariam  was among the 51 films to reach the final completion. Consequently it was nominated the best foreign film and thus awarded with Rami Award.

Likewise, Tsege Teklesenbet was among the six main actors nominated for the Best Actors’ Award.  Continue reading Eritrean film ‘Aklasia’ receives Rami Award

Tigray Dances only to the Eritrean Tune

Eritrean movies, music and TV shows in Tigray draws big crowds than the English Premier League, with no competition from Ethiopian TV that is obviously to the dislike of the government

By Mohammed Selman,

Hostile neighbors Ethiopia and Eritrea passed the bloodiest decade of war in 2000, with a tragedy that consumed more than [100,000]  lives. However, a decade later, the two countries are falling in love in the northern Ethiopian regional capital, Mekelle.

For centuries the history of northern Ethiopia has been filled with gruesome war stories and the city of Mekelle bears special witness. Nearly every family has contributed human alms to horrific wars. Almost every household features photographs of beloved sons hanging on ramshackle walls.

In the nearby jungle Meles Zenawi, now the prime minister of Ethiopia, and Isaias Afwerki, now the president of Eritrea, shared the armed struggle against the Derg’s military junta. And after 30 years of joint struggle and bloodshed, Afwerki’s country achieved long-sought independence in May 1993. Continue reading Tigray Dances only to the Eritrean Tune

'Asmara All Stars: A showcase of Eritrea's rich Cultural and Musical Heritage

Asmara All Stars Band

By Richie Troughton 

   

Eritrea’s Got Soul
Little music has been heard from Eritrea, a small country on the north east coast of Africa, by Western ears in recent years. Eritreans have had other things to deal with than releasing their music out into the wilder world, like years of war with neighbouring Ethiopia and a struggle for independence.

Continue reading 'Asmara All Stars: A showcase of Eritrea's rich Cultural and Musical Heritage