Ethiopia’s Burgeoning Skateboard Community

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There’s something special about skateboarding’s ability to bring out the best in people. The skateboarding community in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is raising funds and awareness for the country’s first public skatepark, as well as equipment donations for youth organizations around the city. Skate Ethiopia’s campaign features a beautiful juxtaposition between modern street skating and the city’s bustling markets and crumbling colonial Italian architecture. This video and the accompanying photos are just the beginning of a vibrant, globally minded skateboard scene in the Horn of Africa.