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Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopian New Year, live music, Tikur Anbessa Ethiopian band, Poplar Union, September, celebration, things to do, East London
Ethiopian New Year, live music, Tikur Anbessa Ethiopian band, Poplar Union, September, celebration, things to do, East London

Come and join us for a celebration of the Ethiopian New Year with live music from the Tikur Anbessa Ethiopian band and delicious (complimentary!) finger food & Enjira, prepared by e5 Poplar Bakehouse’s Ethiopian chef, Merrey.

About Tikur Anbessa

Tikur Anbessa refers to the Black Lion that Ethiopia is so specially connected to. The supergroup quartet, features musicians from The Krar Collective, The LAJ Trio and Flotsam Orchestra. The focus of the music is a new spin on many traditional Ethiopian folk, jazz and pop songs, using the instruments of the Azmari genre (traditional drinking/ party style).

Tade will perform an astonishing display of traditional vocals along with participatory dance moves that everyone, Ethiopian or not, can get involved in! The contains strong elements of comedy, ballads and high energy dance numbers.

Band members:

Tade Barach on vocals – @tade_barch

‘Baby’ Masenqo on the Masenqo – @masinkobaby

Amex on Kebero

Julius Richard on Kirar & bass – @juliusisrich


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Sat 10 September 7pm-9pm

Pay what you feel
Age range: All ages welcome

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