By Steve Kiviat
The D.C. area is already home to the United States’ largest Ethiopian population, but this week brings a surge of Ethiopian culture thanks to the 30th Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) Tournament that runs through July 6. Take note, Horn of Africa fans: This is going to be one of the year’s best chances to see a lot of Ethiopian musicians who don’t play in town very often.
Read more at Washington City Paper.
Tadias Interview: NYC’s AbayTeam Advances to 1st Division at 30th ESFNA Tournament in DC
Summer of Ethiopian Music: Jano to Fendika, Teddy Afro to Mahmoud Ahmed (TADIAS)
Hailu Mergia: A Beloved Ethiopian Musician of a Generation Ago (The Washington Post)
Reissues Songs From Hailu Mergia, Local Cab Driver (Washington City Paper)
Watch: CNN’s Errol Barnett interviews Jano Band in Addis
Photos: Slideshow of flyers and artists’ photographs courtesy of the promoters (TADIAS)
Listen to Hailu Mergia and The Walias Band playing – Tche Belew