TED Fellow Melaku Belay is a choreographer and dancer.

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Melaku Belay brings global attention to the dynamic traditions of Ethiopian dance and music, innovating Eskista dance through original choreography. He is the director of the Fendika Cultural Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which brings people together through traditional and contemporary Ethiopian arts.

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A New Era: Notes from Session 2 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

April 10, 2022

Session 2 of TED Fellows talks brought us yet another incredible group of individuals doing wildly different things in wildly different places. Eleven speakers and one performer took us across the globe to share their bold plans for social impact, technological innovation, cultural shifts and more. The event: Talks from Session 2 of TED Fellows […]

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