Posts Tagged ‘Mahmoud Ahmed’

See Some Ethiopian Music This Week (Because There Will Be a Lot of It)

The D.C. area is already home to the United States' largest Ethiopian population, but this week brings a surge of Ethiopian culture thanks to the 30th Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) Tournament that runs through July 6. Take note, Horn of Africa fans: This is going to be one of the year's best chances [...]

This Weekend in Global Music: Mahmoud Ahmed, Skah Shah, and More

Can’t jet away for the Memorial Day weekend? You'll find plenty of live and DJed international sounds in the area, including groups from Ethiopia and Haiti and selectors from Jamaica, Brazil, Ghana and Angola. I spoke on the phone with renowned Ethiopian guitarist Selam Seyoum Woldermariam, who'll back up Ethiopian stars Gosaye Tesfaye and Mahmoud Ahmed [...]

The Playlist: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City is one of the best books of the year. So sayeth me; so sayeth the sage critterpoos at the New York Times, who include Lethem's eighth novel in their holiday gift guide. (Speaking of guides, check out ours!) While a good friend of mine alleges that Chronic City, which is about [...]

The Other Sunday Festival

The Virgin Mobile Fest is not today’s only big event. The Reggae Summerfest is taking place in downtown DC today.  The lineup includes speedy dancehall reggae toasters Beenie Man and Capleton plus more rootsy, slower-tempoed performers such as Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea, the Itals and I-Wayne.
 One of the most interesting acts on the bill is not [...]

Ex/Getatchew Mekuria Concert Streaming Wednesday Night

Peter Margasak at our sister paper the Chicago Reader brings word that WFMU's Web site will stream the Ex and Getatchew Mekuria's recent New York gig, a bill that also included semi-locals Extra Golden and the Either/Orchestra with Ethiopian singers Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete. The show starts streaming at 6 p.m. Wednesday.