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By Ashley Beck (courtesy of Marcus Samuelson)

Shiro is an essential part of the Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. A favorite during Lent and Ramadan, it’s often prepared with minced onions and garlic, and some regions even add ground ginger, chopped tomatoes and chili peppers to the smooth, chickpea flour-based mixture. Served with injera or honey bread, it’s predominantly a vegan dish although some versions contain meat.

What started off as a simple music concert is getting bigger and more global. The organizers must be credited

Zela Gayle

In December last year, the third edition of a yearly concert, Salem Festival 2012, saw an astounding line up of international artists such as reggae legend Alpha Blondy of Ivory Coast, combined with local big names as Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete – the legendary icons of Ethiopian music, performing on a grand stage here in Addis Ababa.