The EX & Ililta Band

Netherlands / Ethiopia
Tue, 13. 7. 2010 - 19:30
Netherlands / Ethiopia
Palác Akropolis

The EX, Dutch 'experimental trance-dance avant-afro-punk improv' trio with a long history of cross-cultural projects (Konono No 1 from Congo, Getatchew Mekurya from Ethiopia), have chosen this time one of the leading talents from the vibrant club scene of Addis Ababa. Singer and masinqo (one-string fiddle) player Chalachew Ashenafi draws from the deep tradition of the Azmaris, Ethiopian minstrels/poets/improvisers, and is also recognized as the brightest hope of the new generation emerging after the collapse of the Mengistu regime.