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Ethiopian Community Finds Home in His Song

They say Americans are good at celebrating their immigrant heritages.As a proof to the saying, one of our men is an honoree this year-Moges Seyoum, a US-based Ethiopian church musician has been awarded the National Endowment for the Arts. Here is an extract of the story from the Washington Post.

For more than 80 hours a week, Moges Seyoum works in the parking garage at the Kennedy Center and Lisner Auditorium.But that, he say, is only his job.

His profession is something more special: an ancient religious practice that has brought him the gratitude and respect of thousands of Ethiopians in the Washington area and in May earned him one of the most prestigious awards handed out by the National Endowment for the Arts.Read full story here

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