Washington City Paper: See Some Ethiopian Music This Week (There Will Be a Lot of It)

The following is a highlight by The Washington City Paper of the various Ethiopian music events taking place in D.C. this week during the soccer tournament. (Photo courtesy Massinko Entertainment)

Washington City Paper

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

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