Ethiopian singers to open Africa Institute academic year in UAE

By: Lucy IIado,  Music In Africa
October 8, 2019

..."It is a globally oriented institution with a focus on the humanities and social sciences that will have a postgraduate studies programme offering both masters and PhD degrees with the aim of training a new generation of critical thinkers in African and African diaspora studies.”

Previous musicians who have performed at the annual opening ceremony include Youssou N’dour (Senegal), Oumou Sangare (Mali), Somi (US/Rwanda) and Mulatu Astakte (Ethiopia).

Apart from the concert, Prof Elizabeth Giorgis of Addis Ababa University and Cornell University associate professor Dagmawi Woubshet will present a lecture on Ethiopian history.

Also speaking will be media and communication strategist Surafel Wondimu and Salah M Hassan, a professor of African and African diaspora art history and visual culture at Cornell University.

Read the entire article in Music in Africa.

Professor Salah Hassan