Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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International Jazz Day in Addis

The Alliance Française celebrates International Jazz Day, and the centenary of the birthday of Billie Holiday with a concert by Munit Mesfin (voice) Abegazu K Shiota (keys), Girum Mezmur (guita...
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Nicholas Stavy concert in Addis Ababa

Piano concert by Nicholas Stavy, music by Chopin, Bach, Brahms and Liszt. The concert, organised by the Alliance Ethio-Française, is part of the Addis Ababa fourth classical music festival....
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Alemu Aga and The Fendika in Addis

Concert by Alemu Aga and The Fendika. Alemu Aga is a master of the begena or ten-string lyre, sometimes called King David's harp, which is one of the country's oldest instruments. It is used in religi...
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Piano Recital by Rosario Pavone

This piano recital is performed by the Sicilian pianist Rosario Pavone. Pavone studied under F. Zadra and B. Petrushansky and won more than 30 piano soloists national and international competitions. H...
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Francesco Cusa & The Assassins

31 Jan. This jazz concert is performed by the famous musician Francesco Cusa and his new trio band, The Assassins. This trio has inherited the same compository approach as Cusa’s previous gro...
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Piano Recital by Francesco Taskayali

25 September 2012. This live concert is performed by the 21-year-old Italian pianist Francesco Taskayali. In his compositions classic piano traditions meet minimalistic trends and Eastern rhythms....
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Exodus Festival in Addis Ababa

15-17 March 2012. Alliance Ethio-Française hosts three days of musical and cultural events. On 15 March the Exodus Festival starts at 16.30 with an opening event, performed by the Drums of R...
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Delian-Quartet on Concert

12 April 2012. This concert by the DelianQuartet, who perform their repertoire live, which ranges from baroque topresent and includes some pieces by Henry Purcell (1659-1695), DmitriShostakovich (1906...
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Claudio Filippini On Concert

22 February 2012. The Italian Institute hosts a Piano Jazz concert by the young Italian pianist Claudio Flippini. Flippini was born in 1982 and has discovered his passion for music at the age of se...
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Gammo Fusion

21-22 June 2011. This concert by Gammo Fusion offers a great occasion to listen to the polyphonic music by the German violinist Conrad Schreiber and French accordionist Laurent Zabot. Concert starts...
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German Jazz Concert

27-29 March 2011. This open air concert is performed by the German Jazz trio band Der Rote Bereich, considered the most representative of German avant-guard jazz, composed by the guitarist Frank Moebu...
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Sound Installation by Jeroen Visser

24, 28 March 2011. This event presents the sound installation by the artist and musician Jeroen Visser, who takes visitors on an audio walk through Addis Ababa. Visser is certain that every metropolis...
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Music Festival Exodus

17-19 March 2011. This Festival Exodus! History, Culture & Music of the Rastafarians in Ethiopia is perfromed at Goethe Insitut and at Alliance Fran
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Chansons Françaises by Ras Kawintseb

28 January-4 February 2011. Alliance Ethio-Fran
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Festival Chopin

4 October-13 December 2010. This festival, organized by the Alliance Ethio-Fran
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Azmari Tessema Eshete CD launch

20 Sept 2010. The Goethe-Institut presents a restored version of the historic records made by the acclaimed Ethiopian musician and vocalist Azmari Tessema Eshete in Berlin 100 years ago, the first eve...
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Fete de la Musique 2010

19 June 2010. The Alliance Ethio-Fran
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Concert at the Goethe-Institut.

29 Nov 2009. The German Turkish band Orientation from Berlin performs its blend of soulful funk and
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Erica Mari recital.

3 June 2009. Soprano Erica Mari performs a programme of American and Italian songs and Baroque music to mark Italy
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Girma Yifrashewa at the Italian Cultural Institute.

14 May 2009. Ethiopian pianist Girma Yifrashewa presents his musical interpretation of the late poet and artist GebreKrestos Desta

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