Multiflora Productions to Present “This DCiopian Life” at Washington, DC’s Our City Festival On June 5, 2015
Multiflora Productions is collaborating with storytelling director, Clare Bennett, and local Ethiopian musicians, to present a program during the festival on June 5 that will explore and honor Ethiopian identity and culture through music, art and storytelling. Ethiopian band, Feedel Band, will provide live music. Their set will be interspersed with stories detailing the Ethiopian experience in DC told by locals (family members, musicians, restaurant employees and cab drivers) culminating in both an entertaining and intimate evening.
The Our City Festival was originally founded in 2008 as the Our City Film Festival to encourage pride in Washington, DC by screening films that told the story of our city’s cultures, history and people, and to bring communities together. Expanding from the back room of Busboys and Poets in its first year to the Atlas Performing Arts Center in it’s sixth, the “Our City” concept proved that Washington, DC residents were eager to come together to learn more about the city they call home.
In an effort to encourage even more sharing of DC’s stories, KRPR decided to expand the concept to include music and literature. Changing nonprofit partnership from Yachad to the DC Public Library Foundation, 2015 will mark the first Our City Festival where filmmakers, musicians and writers can use their medium to bring DC together to celebrate our city.
This DCopian Life (Live Performance) Friday, June 5
Curated By: Clare Bennett and Jim Thomson
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library’s Great Hall
8:00pm – 10:00pm
901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Find out more about the Our City Festival HERE