Leading armchair travelers from all over the world, through one of the many interesting events Addis Ababa hosts throughout the year; to experience the destination and to inspire. In spite of it all, in honoring my passion of giving homage to the Extraordinary within the ORDINARY.
It was a bit daring to pick from the many cultural podiums which presented at this particular event, as Ethiopia is a beautifully diverse country; filled with so many fascinatingly warm domestic details -in which I tempted to present it all at this particular culture post though obviously impossible. Eventually, I am forced to choose few that truly resonates with my heart for a brief and sweet taste of Ethiopian culture.
As culture and Art is a an inspiring marriage made in heaven, I choose to spend a little while at the podium of time honored and historical Ethiopian Playhouses in Addis Ababa presented at the cultural event.
Showcasing these Playhouse’s cherished and honored works of Art in glorification culture and tradition through Theatrical plays, traditional music and dance along with the traditional costumes, and the locally well-known Ethiopian musicians and artists that these Playhouses brings into fruition … through pictures and entertaining replicas.
Traditional costumes hanged up on a long rope like an ordinary everyday scene of a freshly cleaned laundry, be carried on the breeze outside under the blazing sun of Africa. But here, it is to showcase different kinds of traditional costumes from different ethnic groups of the country in all honoring CULTURE.
Little bit of Sidama from the southern part of the country, to experience the destination through the colorful traditional accessories. I found the happy colors and cozy details of this handmade everyday life ornaments of Sidama people is so up lifting. Culturally colorful!
Still standing at the little Sidama podium that I found here at cultural event in Addis Ababa, being all mesmerized by the colorfully decked traditional costume of Sidama Women. So culturally graceful!
From the many exotic Ethiopian traditional cuisines made up of culinary influence, fusion and with exotic touches of Ethiopia’s very own indigenous produces, I choose to put a spot light up on one of the regional delights from the sweet Dire Dawa – warmly embracing, town of sweet people from the eastern part of the country. Halwa and Mushebek for culturally sweet treat.
Hitting the great outdoors, it would not be complete without traditional music and dance embellished with traditional clothing in celebrating culture. From many exotic Ethiopian traditional music and dances, for now I pick two fascinating destinations within Ethiopia to experience through music and dance.
Transported to GOJJAM through the energetic rhythm and rhyme that can make you move your shoulders like Ethiopians.