Originally the lead singer of Wallias Band, of great fame in the hotels and clubs of Addis Ababa (one of the main venues, instead of concert halls), Netsanet Mellesse is one of the younger generation of Ethiopian singers who infuse music with influences from the West, India, and from other parts of Africa. She has been recorded on Shanachie, notably with a song on Holding up Half the Sky.
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Etiyé Dimma Poulsen (born 1968) is an Ethiopian-born Danish sculptor known for her work in ceramics. Biography Until she was six, Poulsen lived in Ethiopia, moving to
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Abebe Bikila ( August 7, 1932 – October 25, 1973) was a double Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia, most famous for winning a marathon gold
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Gedewon Makonnen, called Gedewon (1939-1995), was an Ethiopian artist. Born in Begemder, Gedewon trained as a cleric in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. As part of his