Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tadias Magazine: 'Ethiopian Pianist Girma Yifrashewa's Stellar Performance in Bethesda'

Love & Peace, Unseen Worlds UW 13, 
is available in LP, CD or Digital Format:

Girma Yifrashewa has a website at: 
 and  is featured at

Tadias Magazine adds:
Unseen Worlds Records shares via Facebook: "With the success of this concert, Girma's CD proudly entered the Billboard Classical Music Chart at #23!"

Comment by email:
Thank you Bill , I am really so happy and grateful  to you all for the success of the concert.  Thank you,  Girma  [Girma Yifrashewa]

Ethiopian composer & pianist Girma Yifrashewa live at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland on July 30th, 2014. (Photo by Matt Andrea) Tadias Magazine
By Matt Andrea
Published: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Washington, D.C. (TADIAS) – On Wednesday July 30th, Ethiopian composer and pianist Girma Yifrashewa performed to a sold-out audience of more than 300 at the legendary art deco Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, close to Washington, DC. His concert coincided with the release of his new CD Love & Peace by Unseen Worlds.
The show included exquisite renditions of Yifrashewa’s compositions Ambassel, Sememen, Chewata and The Shepherd With the Flute, which he performed as piano solos, as well as Elilta, Hope and My Strong Will, which he performed as ensemble pieces, accompanied by Besufekad Tadesse (Clarinet), Christein Kahrazian (Violin) and Elise Cuffy (Cello). While many describe Yifrashewa as a classical Ethiopian pianist, his music clearly defies category, as it fuses classical structure with traditional Ethiopian melodies and chromatics, in a blend that is truly sublime and transcendental.
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