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Melaku Belay and Fendika with Anbessa Orchestra at Bossa Bistro
October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$10.00
Kicking off Multiflora Productions second annual Flash of the Spirt festival two amazing groups collide for one night only in the intimacy of Bossa Bistro in Adams Morgan! Anbessa Orchestra plays music of Ethiopia straight outta Brooklyn. From Ethiopia, Fendika, a troupe of the most accomplished azmari musicians and dancers from Addis Ababa, draws deeply from the well of Ethiopia’s bardic tradition while adding creative movements and sounds that revitalize their ancient artistic forms. Passionately committed to the preservation and development of traditional culture, group leader and dancer Melaku Belay has established Fendika which features seven performers – two dancers, two singers, and instruments including kebero drums, masenko (a one-stringed bowed fiddle), and krar (a five- or six-stringed lyre).
Flash of the Spirit is Multiflora Productions annual month-long DIY global music festival that happens across multiple venues in Washington DC during the month of October. Its mission is to present emerging and remarkable international musicians from abroad as well as local musicians from our diverse immigrant communities to celebrate their stories, heritage, and cultures through their music.