Tradition and Transcendence: Music and Dance of Ethiopian Band, Fendika

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM



Based in Addis Ababa, this seven-member group led by virtuoso dancer, Melaku Belay, re-imagines traditional Ethiopian culture for the 21st century. By combining tribal dances and indigenous instruments with elements of jazz, rock, and theater, Fendika is revitalizing the musical art form of Azmari and other Ethiopian traditions. With lively singing in Amharic, Ethiopian instruments such as the masinqo and krar, and ethnically diverse dance traditions from the Amhara, Oromo, Tigray, and Welayta. This band will make you dance the night away. $5 for UCSB Students and youth under 12; $15 for general admission.


No pets or food is allowed inside the MCC Theater.

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UCSB Students and youth under 12 $5
General Admission $15