Fendika on French tour with le Baroque Nomade

Melaku Belay and Fendika are on the road again for the end of the Year. For this tour in France, they will join Le Baroque Nomade, for threee concerts.


 

"Might one imagine that an organ, after leaving Lisbon c.1600 was transported by boat and on camelback to deepest Abyssinia?! That violas da gamba resonated in the Kingdom of Prester John?! That one still finds the church built by the Jesuit fathers near the sources of the Blue Nile, during the period when Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia secretly converted to Catholicism? That the greatest 17th-century treatise on composition, published in Rome, contains music in Amharic, the language of the high plateaus of Ethiopia? When the voice of Cyrille Gerstenhaber intertwines Salamnesh‘s voice, we dream about all the melodies that crossed Abyssinia in the 17th century, about the mix of the red ground of high plateau with Murano glass. And when the ebony bodies of dancers Melaku Belay and Zenash Tsegaye, who are becoming the most world-renown Ethiopian artists, free on the Follia of Spain played on viola da gamba, the trance is not far..." (www.xviii-21.com)

Dec 03 2011
VALENCIENNES @ Le Phoenix, 8.00pm
Dec 05 2011
CHALONS-EN-CHAMPAGNE @ La Comète, 8.30pm
Dec 07 2011
CACHAN @ Le Théâtre de Cachan, 8.30pm

Melaku Belay and Fendika are on the road again for the end of the Year. For this tour in France, they will join Le Baroque Nomade, for threee concerts.


 

"Might one imagine that an organ, after leaving Lisbon c.1600 was transported by boat and on camelback to deepest Abyssinia?! That violas da gamba resonated in the Kingdom of Prester John?! That one still finds the church built by the Jesuit fathers near the sources of the Blue Nile, during the period when Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia secretly converted to Catholicism? That the greatest 17th-century treatise on composition, published in Rome, contains music in Amharic, the language of the high plateaus of Ethiopia? When the voice of Cyrille Gerstenhaber intertwines Salamnesh‘s voice, we dream about all the melodies that crossed Abyssinia in the 17th century, about the mix of the red ground of high plateau with Murano glass. And when the ebony bodies of dancers Melaku Belay and Zenash Tsegaye, who are becoming the most world-renown Ethiopian artists, free on the Follia of Spain played on viola da gamba, the trance is not far..." (www.xviii-21.com)