And it will be his first ever aimed largely at a worldwide audience. Until recently, Mr. Mergia, 71, was hardly known outside of his home country, where he is seen as a musical pioneer. For most of the past 20 years, he has lived in the Washington area and driven a taxi, picking up passengers at Dulles Airport and toting an electric keyboard in his trunk. He still drives the cab for extra cash. In idle moments, he hauls out the keyboard and sits alone in the back seat, his eyes closed, improvising. He has kept up a consistent schedule of international performances ever since. On a recent Saturday, Mr.
Pop stars in Ethiopia have been belting out tunes marking a victory in what is seen as a battle with Egypt over who has rights to the waters of the River Nile. In June, Ethiopia began filing the mega dam it has been built on the Blue Nile - which could have repercussions for countries downstream. Ethiopians have been celebrating online using the hashtag itsmydam. This has not helped smooth tensions as talks resume between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan about how the dam is to be operated and how much water will be released in future. Ethiopia's biggest pop star Teddy Afro has released a song seen as a warning to Egypt that it should learn to share the waters of the River Nile. It wants a deal to endorse what it sees as its established rights to 55bcm of water from the Nile a year, but Ethiopia has refused to commit to releasing a specific annual amount from the dam. Many Ethiopians see Cairo's position as an attempt to maintain colonial-era agreements, to which Ethiopia was not party, and prevent it from using its own natural resources. Teddy Afro's song is a fusion of reggae and a traditional battle song in Amharic, Ethiopia's most widely spoken language. But he clearly wants his message to get across to the wider world as he has posted translations of the lyrics in English, French and Arabic on his Facebook page.
The group gained a prominence after releasing two singles, "Abet" and "Taitu" In some viral part, their lyrical content in singles messages about female empowerment and oppositional stance towards violence against women. After the successful hit "Fikir" in , the group disbanded to pursue their individual career. The 5-member group was formed in April as part of the internationally funded Girl Hub scheme, which also operates in Nigeria and Rwanda. Each member of the group has a different stage persona and nickname. Melat's character is that of the city girly princess, Mimi's that of the tough swaggering streetwise girl, Emuye is the vivacious music-lover, Sara the quiet studious one and Lemlem the steady maternal type. They produced music videos and performed on Ethiopian radio in a weekly drama and talk show for young women, addressing issues such as forced marriage, isolation and teen pregnancies, broadcasting on Sheger FM in Addis Ababa to a population of some 20 million. Their first live performance was at the Ethiopian National Theatre in May
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