Ethiocolor band @ Alliance Fran├žaise

Ethiocolor is a cultural traditional band consisting of Kirar ( a kind of lyre ),  Bass Kirar, Washint  (flute), Kebero (traditional drums) and Massinqo. This band, leading by  the traditional dancer  Melaku Belay, is the cream of the crop of  cultural musicians and dancers of the country. All of them share the common priority to represent the traditional styles in an accurate, lively and new way, as well as to spread their music all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

The different dances offer a vibrant painting of Ethiopia in all her diversity. The journey starts in the highlands of Tigray, Wello, Gonder, Gojam.  The rhythmic layers, costume changes, and especially the famous eskista, (an hypnotic and frenetic dance of the shoulders) is a thrill for the eyes and the ears.As the band smoothly transitions into a heavy 2/4 beat, and we travel now to Somali and Afar regions. Finally, Ethiocolor takes its audience to the south of Ethiopia, as we are introduced to the Gurage, Wolaita, and Konso musics and dances. Ethiocolor's  show is  a real invitation to discover the beauty of Ethiopia, the vitality of her music.

 

 

You can find them in Fendika, every two friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 14 2012
ADDIS ABEBA @ Alliance Ethio-Fran├žaise 8.pm

Ethiocolor is a cultural traditional band consisting of Kirar ( a kind of lyre ),  Bass Kirar, Washint  (flute), Kebero (traditional drums) and Massinqo. This band, leading by  the traditional dancer  Melaku Belay, is the cream of the crop of  cultural musicians and dancers of the country. All of them share the common priority to represent the traditional styles in an accurate, lively and new way, as well as to spread their music all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

The different dances offer a vibrant painting of Ethiopia in all her diversity. The journey starts in the highlands of Tigray, Wello, Gonder, Gojam.  The rhythmic layers, costume changes, and especially the famous eskista, (an hypnotic and frenetic dance of the shoulders) is a thrill for the eyes and the ears.As the band smoothly transitions into a heavy 2/4 beat, and we travel now to Somali and Afar regions. Finally, Ethiocolor takes its audience to the south of Ethiopia, as we are introduced to the Gurage, Wolaita, and Konso musics and dances. Ethiocolor's  show is  a real invitation to discover the beauty of Ethiopia, the vitality of her music.

 

 

You can find them in Fendika, every two friday.