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The festival of 2014 Ethiopian Epiphany in Melbourne Australia

 

Aster AwekePhotography and words: Befekir Kebede | Sunday, 20 January 2014

The 2014 Ethiopian Epiphany festival has been celebrated in Melbourne Australia in ways that are reminiscent of the traditional Epiphany or Timket celebrations that have been held in Ethiopia for generations.  From the way Ethiopian Timket-goers dress up for the festival to how the clergymen conduct their ceremonies, the rituals of the ancient Ethiopian Church are quite evident in these festivities held in modern Melbourne.

 

The festival of 2013 Ethiopian Epiphany in Melbourne Australia

 

Aster AwekePhotography and words: Befekir Kebede | Sunday, 20 January 2013

The 2013 Ethiopian Epiphany festival has been celebrated in Melbourne Australia in ways that are reminiscent of the traditional Epiphany or Timket celebrations that have been held in Ethiopia for generations.  From the way Ethiopian Timket-goers dress up for the festival to how the clergymen conduct their ceremonies, the rituals of the ancient Ethiopian Church are quite evident in these festivities held in modern Melbourne.

 

Aster Aweke in Australia

 

Aster AwekePhotography and words: Befekir Kebede | Sunday, 22 April 2012

The name Aster Aweke and the thought of her music conjure up my own images of some unforgettable moments of my life.  Often those moments are unforgettable because they were recorded in my memory with Aster’s music playing in the background as soundtracks to them.

   

Teddy Afro in Australia

 

Teddy AfroPhotography and words: Befekir Kebede | Sunday, 12 June 2011

This was Teddy Afro’s second concert in Australia held in June 2011.  It was in March 2006, following the success of the album Yasteseryal, that he came Down Under for the first time as part of his round-the-world tour.

 

Mulatu Astatke's jazz concert in Melbourne

 

Mulatu Astatke

Photography and words: Befekir Kebede | Saturday, 15 May 2010
Mulatu Astatke, 69 in 2012, is one of Ethiopia's greatest jazz players who started playing in his early youth.  He is one of the giants in the Ethiopian pop and jazz music production arena and made his Australian debut in 2010 taking part in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.