until Roskilde Festival 2015 - 27 June to 4 July


Friday 04.07.14 - 00:00 - Gloria

The music club Fendika Azmari Bet is one of Ethiopia's centres for music and dance. Fendika is somewhat of a resident orchestra here.

Now Roskilde Festival invites you to taste the atmosphere of one of Addis Ababa's most sublime musical celebrations. Music and dance are equal ingredients here, and traditions from all corners of the vast country are on display.

Bandleader Melaku Belay is regarded as one of the world's leading figures in dance styles that pre-date hip hop and breakdance.

The special fiddle, lute and hand drums of the region make up the accompaniment in the complex music that has also inspired European post-punk such as the touring mates in The Ex.

Fendika will be an alternative and surprising musical lesson that is sure to start a party in your feet.

Complex and sprawling dance music from Addis Ababa
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