Live in Concert:
July 30, 2014, 7:30PM
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
A rare North American appearance by Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa in the DC area. Born 1967 in Addis Ababa, Girma Yifrashewa combines the ecstasy of Ethiopian harmony with the grandeur of virtuoso piano technique into an effortlessly enjoyable mixture.
“a rare and fascinating example of aesthetic adaptation and convergence.” - Steve Smith, The New York Times
Trained in the Sofia conservatory in Bulgaria, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Hochschule fur Music Und Theater in Leipzig as a highly accomplished performer of classical repertoire, Yifrashewa has chosen to remain in Ethiopia, helping to forge a classical tradition for his country. Currently Yifrashewa works to promote Ethiopian and Classical Music by touring throughout Africa and Europe. He is celebrating his North American debut album, Love and Peace (Unseen Worlds), this July.