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Arterial Network Ethiopia launched

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment


Ethiopian artists converged at Jazz Amba Lounge in Taitu Hotel on the 12th May 2012 to launch the Ethiopia Chapter of Arterial Network. Arterial Network is an African civil society network active in the continent’s creative sector to develop and promote the arts and culture (music, dance, theatre, literature, heritage, film, visual arts, craft, etc.) in their own rights, as well as in a manner that contributes to democracy, human rights and development.
Around 150 participants from a cross-section of the arts came together at Jazz Amba to form the network’s Ethiopia Chapter, making it the 38th to be launched on the continent. Coordinated by an organizing committee of volunteer-members comprising of the Interim Country Representative, Munit Mesfin and Daniel Tamrat, Mikias Hailu, Mohammed Kassa and Nebiyou Tekalign, the formalized country chapter came into existence after conducting a number meetings to introduce the idea to key members of the arts and culture community. Read more…

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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