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Teddy Afro will accept an Commendation Award from the City of San Jose




On February 15, 2013 the highly-acclaimed and legendary Ethiopian Musician, Teddy Afro will accept an Commendation Award from the City of San Jose on behalf of the Ethiopian and Eritrean Friendship forum EEFF. The award acknowledges EEFF’s dedication to peace and reconciliation.

On this distinguished occasion, artist Teddy Afro will be honored for his role in promoting peace and reconciliation. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5:00-6:00pm at 2500 Masonic Center in San Jose.

This great singer came out with a new album in 2012. He named his album “Tikur Sew”. This album praises the work of the great king of Ethiopia, Atse Menilik. Like his past albums, this “Tikur Sew” album contains numerous messages. The number of cassettes and CD’s sold is a record in Ethiopian history.

The Ethiopian & Eritrean Friendship Forum (EEFF) strives to create an empowering environment for ordinary Eritreans and Ethiopians where honest people-to-people dialog, based on trust and mutual respect, can take place with the aim of healing past wounds and building bridges for a brighter future in the region.

About Teddy Afro:
Teddy Afro or Tewodros Kassahun was born on 14 July 1976 to parents of artistic talents and fame. While his mother, Tilaye Arage, was well known in Ethiopia for her professional dancing in her younger days, his late father, Kassahun Germamo, was a renowned and highly-regarded Ethiopian songwriter. From South Africa to North America, the Middle East and Australia, he criss-crossed the world to entertain and convey messages of peace, love, hope and unity in a language almost anyone can understand.


  1. Teddy Afro may be spreading himself thin. He may be playing to both sides of the camp. He may be treading a dangerous course. In other words, he is what he says he is. His handlers care only about money rolling in and their livelihood. Could someone here tell me why he was really in South Africa?

  2. Tedy, how can you call a man who sell the country for foreigners, who was advocating slavery system in the country, who was against nations and nationalities of Ethiopia, who was not having any gute to defend the country´s terretory from aggressors, who was a symbol of oppression, exploitation, in general all bad histories of Ethiopia are explained by Menlik. Therefore, you are doing your assignment in the name of Menlik, as part of the opposition of the Diaspora to demage the system, which is people´s system. But what you should understand is you are looking the grave of Berhanu, rather than the light of the people.

  3. Afrom – you really need to enroll in African history class. Like it or not from as far as the West Indies to west Africa to his mother land Menelik was (and is) seen as a symbol of freedom & dignity. As for defending the country’s territory who do you think did defend Adwa from the fascists – not certainly Dej Asres of Adwa – Meles’s grand father who by the way was fighting along side the Italians – but it was Menelik and orher like him ( the couuntry’s Kurt Ken Lejoch). As for oppression – well are we any better after 100 years. Isn’t it a simple fact that the country is ruled by a tigeran ruling class (yetegre gezhe medeb) who dominate both the political and economic life of the country as if the whole nation belongs to them. The truth is Ethiopia’s better days are yet to come.

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