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How I got to Perform with Addis Acoustic Project in Ethiopia

I like to believe that one step taken makes room for another. This was true of my decision to gt in touch with the manager of Jazzamba at Taitu Hotel to see about performing there. I had been on a plane on my way from Addis to Bahir Dar when I began flipping through the Read More

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This Bole Morning

Being in a new environment can make you feel very alert. Everything is different- e.g. language, city layout, vehicles, people, and you.  I wrote this on the anniversary of my first week in Ethiopia. This Bole morning I am awake- unlike yesterday- and walking and wondering if I should shade my eyes with glasses made Read More

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New Year’s Eve and my Birthday in Addis Ababa

Monday, September 10th Today was my first day at the office.  I am working with with an NGO here to document project success stories, write concept notes on how to scale-up some existing projects and if time permits  write an article or two on the strengths and weaknesses of some of the work. Everyone has been very kind and welcoming Read More

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Tandoori and New Friends

Sunday September 9th My uncle took me out today. For all of you who just asked: Is he your real uncle? He’s my father’s friend who’s been working in Ethiopia for the last number of years. He’s African, a family friend and about 20 years older than me so yes, he is my real uncle Read More

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Keuzkaza no (It’s Cold)

Saturday, September 8 Part 1: Keuzkaza no (It’s Cold) It’s so cold here and I’m kicking myself for not bringing my blue hoodie. I absolutely need it and now am going to have to buy one here.  That little voice told me to pack it but I was concerned that it would be too thick Read More