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Ethiopian Dance Workshop with Melaku Belay of Fendika Cultural Center

Don’t miss this unique experience to learn traditional Ethiopian dances with world-renowned artist, known as the “Walking Earthquake” and “King of Eskista,” Melaku Belay of Fendika!

Melaku will introduce participants to dance styles from the diverse cultures in Ethiopia such as Tigray, Wollo, Gondar, Gurage, Wolaita, and Oromo. In addition to teaching these dances in a hands-on manner, Melaku will explain the dances’ geographical, historical, and socio-cultural contexts, their meanings in these
contexts, and their development in contemporary Ethiopia. Melaku demonstrates his unique approach to Ethiopian dance performance, born out of his extraordinary life journey and his free interpretation of traditional forms.

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