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Fendika and Selamino! Meskel holiday party in BK

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Lightspace Studios

1115 Flushing Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11237

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The Meskel holiday in Ethiopia is punctuated by the lighting of an enormous bonfire at the climax of the night.

In that vein, on Saturday, 9/29 we will be lighting our own musical bonfire with two legends of Ethiopian dance and performance, at Lightspace Studios across the street from Bunna Cafe.




Selamino – Seyoum Selam Woldemariam, a renowned guitarist who has been in the industry for over 40 years. Selamino was part of a number of famous bands in the 70s and 80s, including Black Soul Band, ROHA, and Ibex. He continues to perform at venues in the DC area, with his keyboardist Ashebir Gebremeskel. They join us on Saturday.




Fendika – The Azmari tradition is an Ethiopian form of musical storytelling that uses improvisation, dance, humor, and Ethiopian instruments to create a one-of-a-kind collective experience. Nobody does it better than FENDIKA!

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Fendika (tr. “exult!”) takes its name from Melaku Belay's famous decades-old club in Addis Ababa -- a club that has kept its grasp on the traditional art and dance style, in the face of Addis' own version of gentrification, and a changing, modernizing look and feel in Fendika's neighborhood.


Stay awake for the after party! Going late late with our favorite DJ Jah Banks.

Ethiopian food and drink will be served. Limited parking is available on the in the neighborhood.

$25 online or at the restaurant. $30 the day of.

Everything is eshi!

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