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Concert: The Green Manalishi

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia 93 Views

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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Jun 21, 2019 8:00PM

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Jun 21, 2019 10:00PM
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Friday June 21st marks the annual « Fête de la musique » in France. Also known as Music Day, it is a free public festival celebrating music and its arts. This year we are spotlighting « The Green Manalishi », a unique band playing aerial music on a background of happily saturated guitars, in a style filled by psychedelia and the noblest rock. The Green Manalishi is a psych folk / dream pop band from Ethiopia formed by Aman Kahsay and Blen Girmay in 2014. The band released their first single in 2017 and their debut EP "Critically Acclaimed" in 2018. The band’s music is primarily influenced by 1960’s Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones. Other influences include Brian Jonestown Massacre, Slowdive and Black Market Karma. Aman doesn’t really describe as indie rock, his music is more like droning, tripping and effect laden music. He couldn’t do that on the EP even though he tried his best. However, since he’s working on getting all the gears needed for that, his upcoming works will be inline to that direction. For their trademark melancholic and atmospheric sounds, The Green Manalishi identify themselves as shoe-gaze band characterized by ethereal sounding mixture of obscured vocals, guitar distortion and effects, feedback and overwhelming volume. Their sound is a combination of ethereal, swirling vocals with layers of distorted, bent, flanged guitars, creating a wash of atmospheric sound. During their set at Alliance Ethio-Française, The Green Manalishi’s atmospheric sound, breathy vocals, guitar effects and densely produced sound offers the audience a rapturous and transcendent experiences. Free entrance

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Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia

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