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 religious ceremonies, especially during the pre-Easter fasting. The Fendika is a group of six azmari dancers, singers and instrumentalists founded in 2009 by Melaku Belay. Based in Addis at the music club Fendika Azmari Bet they had several successful visits to the US.

Alliance Ethio-francaise, the cinema hall, Wavel Street, www.allianceaddis.org.