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Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro delights fans, irks authorities - 28 Dec 2017 13:29

By: Afp

He may be Ethiopia's biggest pop star but Teddy Afro hasn't held a concert in his country for years, some of his songs have been effectively banned, and the launch party for his last album was broken up by the police. But sitting in the living room of his spacious house outside the capital, Addis Ababa, the 41-year-old musician is relaxed and says he is focused on promoting peace and unity in Ethiopia. "As a child, I remember that we lived as one nation. We knew a nation that is called Ethiopia," Teddy said. "But nowadays, we are identified and called by our ethnic background. And this has already become dangerous." Ethiopia has been rocked by widespread anti-government protests over the last two years, killing hundreds and leading to a 10-month state of emergency that was only lifted in August. In this context, Teddy's latest album, "Ethiopia", was released in ...
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