Giant playwright, choreographer and director – Abate Mekuria – Passed away

July 20,2016

Abate Mekuria, Ethiopia’s most prominent playwright, choreographer and director passed away. The news broke this afternoon and Ethiopians in social media are expressing their sadness. Abate me

Some say that behind every talented actor/actress in Ethiopia in the 70’s , 80’s and 90’s was Abate Mekuria. Abate Mekuria was a man of versatile talents.

Abate served as art director at the National Theater. He also served as manager of Addis Ababa cultural centre.

It’s a great loss for Ethiopia.

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