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Jazz in the garden

March 29, 2011 10 comments

This last weekend music lovers in Addis converged for the 2nd annual installment of the acacia jazz fest for two days of jazz appreciation. True to its promise, the fest offered the best fusions of jazz elements and contemporary music from established and exciting new talents. With Nubian Ark, the group that fuses Ethiopian music scale and rhythms with jazz and funk, the touring band Der Rote Bereich described as the most important representative of German avant-garde jazz, Jazzmaris, a local band that combines the swinging Addis era music with its own original compositions, the Ethio-Cuban band “Eshi Havana” which brought its sumptuous Caribbean flavors to the festival, this was sure a weekend to remember.
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