“I’m finished with a single, but… I’m unable to speak about my mother or my homeland “- Bayush Kebede, artist, on the Seifu show. People in Addis Ababa, including Chinese and Ethiopian nationals, attended a cultural event featuring acrobatics, ethnic songs, and dances by troupes from northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Yang Ying, China Director of the Confucius Institute at Addis Ababa University, told Xinhua News Agency that the Lunar New Year is China’s most important holiday for bringing family and friends together. An Ethiopian participant in the Chinese cultural troupe’s performance, Genet Dagnachew, said the cultural performance would improve Ethiopia’s existing strong ties with China.
“The cultural program is a lot of fun. Chinese culture appeals to me because of its diversity and beauty. Xinhua quoted Genet as saying. She claimed the cultural show she saw inspired her to visit China to learn more about the culture and way of life there.