By Petros Ashenafi
The Ella Fitzgerald Stage in Geneva will have a strong focus world. Over the fourteen free concerts, the audience will have the unique opportunity to discover famous artists and confirmed in their home country or on the international stage, but still little known in Geneva earth. Thus, the stage will host the prestigious Teddy Afro, star of Ethiopian pop on 22 July.
“Music In Summer,” the musical event of the summer season will take place from 28 June to 19 August 2015. Organized annually by the City of Geneva, the event offers a rich and promising program that oscillates between established artists and young talents to discover.
This summer, music lovers can enjoy no less than 38 evenings open air concerts,
in the courtyard of the City Hall and the Ella Fitzgerald Stage at the Parc La Grange, blending classical and jazz repertoires, through the colorful music and chamber opera, all for free or at reasonable prices.
Wednesday, July 22, 20:30
Ella Fitzgerald Scene
Ethiopian pop star TEDDY AFRO & Abugida Band:
Teddy Afro, singing
Ruphael Woldemariam, battery
Yared Abraham, keyboard
Ermias Kebede, Base
Robel Mehari, guitar
Tewodros Aklilu, keyboard
Exploding the album sales record, Teddy Afro has emerged this decade as the number one singer in Ethiopia. He sings in Amharic and draws both reggae rhythms of Ethiopian traditional music. Carried by texts advocating the emancipation of tyranny and freedom, his songs are an integral part of pop Ethiopian culture.
The prestigious Artists selected by the Geneva city Administration for the 2015 Music in Summer Festival are:
Totó La Momposina, queen of Colombian Cumbia, July 8
Teddy Afro, star of Ethiopian pop, July 22,
The Punch Brothers with their sound bluegrass on August 5,
This musical world tour in July will continue with best artists:
From Morocco Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa
From Northern America, with trash folk Quebec singer Lisa LeBlanc
Blues giant Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart’s Muscle Theory and soul of Curtis Harding.
This will be supplemented by musical kaleidoscope getaways
From Portugal – António Zambujo (fado)
From Turkey – Gaye Su Akyol (psychedelic folk)
From Algeria – Cheb Lakhdar & Mazalda for rai evening – and
From Jamaica a reggae party conducted by I Kong & Alpheus feat. Najavibes.
……and the season will finish in style on August 19 with Marcelo D2, giant Brazilian hip hop scene.
For informations contact:
City of Geneva, Department of Culture and Sport
Tel. +41 (0) 22 418 65 54
SCÈNE ELLA FITZGERALD
Parc La Grange
Bus n° 2, 6, E, G (station Parcs),
Bus n° 1, 9 (station Cuisine) ;