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Written by admin | 15 Jan 2010 01:11 AM | Comments: 5

 

ESAI 2010 Summit in Toronto

Student activism throughout the Diaspora today is a continuation of the revolutionary fervor that inspired the student movements of the 1960s.  In almost every country - from the U.S. to Ethiopia - students have helped lead the fight against exploitation and discrimination. 

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Written by admin | 31 Aug 2011 02:14 PM | Comments: 0

A good friend of mine just reminded me of a piece that Egon - everyone's favorite DJ and musical purveyor at Stones Throw Records - put together for NPR a year ago.  If you haven't read it, you should definitely check it out:Funk Before War In Angola.  Make sure to listen to the last

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Written by admin | 26 Jun 2008 09:12 AM | Comments: 0

About us

Welcome to AddisTunes - the home for all African Music.  AddisTunes.com is your go-to destination for (legally) downloading African music and supporting the artists who work against seemingly insurmountable odds to bring their music to the world.  Because of our commitment to

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Written by admin | 16 Apr 2011 07:51 PM | Comments: 1

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Tsega Tadesse

Acoustic Africa on AddisTunes

It’s an invaluable gift when you experience the live performance of someone whose music you never tire of, someone whose music has such personal associations with some of your precious memories. And even more so when that musician is one of your favorites of all time

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Written by admin | 13 Jan 2010 01:23 PM | Comments: 0

Kenna on AddisTunes.com

Afripop Magazine - one of our favorite sites on global African culture - reported, "Ethiopian-born American singer Kenna at the helm, a band of celebrities including Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco, Santigold, Isabel Lucas and Emile Hirsch, have recently completed a successful climb of

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Written by admin | 11 Dec 2011 11:04 PM | Comments: 0
Afro-Tuned: Ghana's Blitz the Ambassador Is Taking Over

Afro-Tuned - Features personalities from across the globe fusing African music + art + Pop-Culture

by Muhammida El Muhajir

At AddisTunes, we’ve been long-time fans of one of Ghana’s native sons – Blitz the Ambassador.  In between his jet-setting and sold-out shows, our

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Written by admin | 04 Dec 2011 01:12 AM | Comments: 0
Angella Katatumba and Keko Sing

You know we like keeping you up to date with everything going on the ground…  This week, Angella Katatumba, a Ugandan songstress known for her involvement in humanitarian works, and hip hop artist Keko join forces in “Lets go Green” to tackle one of the most debated about

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Written by admin | 24 Mar 2012 10:54 PM | Comments: 0
Award-Winning African Films Now Available

Movie lovers in the U.S. and Canada can now view top award-winning African films online via the African Film Library (AFL) at www.africanfilmlibrary.com. M-Net, the South African-based corporate broadcaster, producer and distributor has launched this unprecedented collection as a way to help

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Written by admin | 07 Jun 2010 12:40 PM | Comments: 0
Azmari Singing - the Original Hip Hop

A couple of years ago, I discovered a documentary filmmaker (actually, he calls himself an ethnographer) from Japan – Itsushi Kwase –  who has an interest in Ethiopia.  I find his short films compelling because it’s as if he allows his subjects to tell their own

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Written by admin | 30 Jan 2012 01:58 AM | Comments: 0
Baaba Maal and Joel Sebungo Take Center Stage

In an historic moment, Joel Sebunjo shared the stage with renowned Senegalese artist Baaba Maal in Kampala on Friday, 27 January at the Serena Hotel. Baaba, also known as “Nightingale” because of his clear high-pitched voice has received worldwide acclaim for his acoustic guitar and

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Written by admin | 21 May 2010 04:03 PM | Comments: 0
Black People Like T-shirts Too

I love t-shirts.  I’ve always loved t-shirts.  I mean, when I was a kid and my father would take business trips…he better have had a t-shirt for me as a souvenir!  For some odd reason, my procivity for collecting t-shirts from distant places still continues.

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Written by admin | 22 Aug 2012 10:58 PM | Comments: 0
Boddhi Satva's Mix: Ancestral Soul Intepretations

The Central African Republic-born DJ/Producer reworks a selection of songs, adding his distinct Ancestral Soul stamp, a sound with which he tributes the spiritual power of music, and has featured on labels like Osunlade’s Yoruba Records and Bob Sinclar’s Yellow Productions.

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Written by admin | 13 Nov 2012 11:55 PM | Comments: 0
Bongo Flava in Your Ear

In the late 1980s, a new version of music used by the youth to express hope, problems, emotion and expectations of society emerged in Tanzania. This new genre of music, called Bongo Flava, was a fusion of different melodies and sounds influenced by R&B, American Hip Hop and African rhythms

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Written by admin | 03 Jul 2009 11:03 AM | Comments: 4
Boonaa Mohammed Inspires Me

One of the things I love about music is the honesty involved in it.  When an artist has poured their soul into a song or performance – whether it’s the musical virtuosity of legends such as Elias Negash and Moges Habte or diamonds "In the Ruff” like Oddisee

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Written by admin | 16 Dec 2010 12:27 AM | Comments: 0

Do you ever find yourself longing for the good old days of hip hop?  I'm not going to say that we are there again...we're not...it's over...let's face facts.  BUT, there are definitely some cats carrying the torch into 2011 and beyond.  We recently connected with James Kebu out of Botswana,

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Written by admin | 17 Jan 2012 12:32 AM | Comments: 1
Brown Condor: What you never knew about Ethiopian food

When I first met my now-wife, and we had dinner in Addis Abeba, she shoved a big glob of food in my mouth.  Initially, I thought this was rather forward – until I noticed the entire restaurant filled with people selflessly sharing food with one another.  These gestures are known

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Written by admin | 10 Jan 2011 11:26 AM | Comments: 0
Celebrate South Sudan

Most of you are aware that South Sudan is on the eve of becoming an indepedent nation.  And I think all of us hope that this new era brings our 25 million brothers and sisters in Sudan a future filled with peace and prosperity.  As we await the results, outspoken Sudani soul siren

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Written by admin | 05 Jan 2011 01:06 AM | Comments: 0
Chuck D on African Hip Hop

Yo Chuck, you gettin’ ‘em nervous…they can’t take it…they gonna’ break down!

“Rebel Without a Pause”

In true Public Enemy form, hip hop pioneer Chuck D recently blasted American hip hop artists while on tour in South Africa for not being

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Written by admin | 25 Feb 2011 10:34 PM | Comments: 0

Samuel Yirga on AddisTunes

I like music.  I know, big surprise...right?  But do you ever have this aching feeling that music isn't really music any more?  Sometimes, it's kind of music-y...or music-esque...or music-like, but not exactly music.  Thankfully, there is a young pianist from Addis Ababa who

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Written by admin | 06 Nov 2011 11:44 PM | Comments: 0
DEBUT EP from the Soul of Sudan - Alsarah and the Nubatones

Introducing the world to great music is what we live for…and today is one of the days that we dream of...real music by real musicians!!!

O.k, so what do you get when you put together an Armenian Oud player, an Egyptian percussionist, an avant-performance artiste (yes, with the

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