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HERD & Yona

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The Alliance Ethio-Française of Addis-Ababa is a non-profit organization fostering cultural and linguistic exchanges between France and Ethiopia since 1907. Its main mission is teachi...

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December 8 2017, 8:00 PM: Jazz Concert, Alliance Ethio-Française
HERD & Yona together with Jazz Amba and Yared Music Schools students

As part of the 100 anniversary of the independence of Finland, Alliance Ethio-Francaise and Finland Embassy partner up to host a Jazz concert mixing Nordic vibes with Ethiopian beats. HERD is a fresh jazz trio of vibraphone, double bass and drums. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, the combo ranks among the most potent of the new breed of forward-thinking jazz ensembles. HERD was awarded the first prize at the prestigious “European Jazz Competition” at Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival. Yona is a folk singer who combines flamboyant sound of the 60s/70s soul with local sensitivity, and what sets her apart from the recent retromania: lyrics in Finnish.

The evening will alternate between Finnish and Ethiopian jazz classics with a modern twist. The Finnish artists will perform alongside students of the Jazz Amba and Yared Music Schools with whom they collaborated and exchanged a couple of times in the last year.


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