An unprecedented Afro-European Music Experiment! 12 amazing artists from Africa & Europe in Addis to co-create music! The lineup includes Samuel Yirga.
'MAISHA – Afro-European Music Experiment' will kick off on 25 April 2019 with 12 musicians with 10 different European and African nationalities. Throughout a two-week residency in Addis Ababa, the artists will co-create original musical pieces, give workshops at local music schools and record an LP. Samuel Yirga from Ethiopia, Maryll Abbas from France, and Cherif Soumano from Mali are among the artists that will take part.
Convinced of the power of art to unite, the EU Delegation to the African Union is organising 'MAISHA – Afro-European Music Experiment'.
MAISHA brings together 12 outstanding musicians from10 different European and African countries.
Throughout a two-week residency in Addis Ababa, the artists will co-create original musical pieces, give masterclasses at local music schools and record an LP.
On Europe Day, Thursday, May 9th, you are invited to experience MAISHA live at the National Theatre.
Tefo Mahola, Drums - South Africa
Amine Kanzi, Percussions - Morocco
Shabani Jam, Bass - Tanzania
Samuel Yirga, Keyboard - Ethiopia
Cherif Soumani, Kora - Mali
Nasibo Mutize - Mbira - Zimbabwe
Haddis Alemayu - Masinqo - Ethiopia
Maurizio Congiu, Double-Bass - Italy
Sébastien Giniaux, Guitar - France
Michal Zak, Flutes, Clarinet - Poland
Fatime Songoro, Sax - Hungary
Maryll Abbas, Accordion - France
The event is organised in partnership with the European Investment Bank, the Embassy of the Netherlands and SELAM.
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