Posts Tagged ‘Teddy Afro’

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 Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: Vampire Weekend, Teddy Afro, Robert H. Smith

Boozing Along to Contra: The Vampire Weekend Drinking Game!
Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's Bob Marley, at the Armory Saturday
Arts Roundup: Are Vampire Weekend Jerks? Edition
New Songs for 2010: Free Music from Wale, XO, and Future Times
Critical Appreciation: Robert H. Smith, Arts Patron

Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s Bob Marley, at the Armory Saturday

Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s biggest pop star, will kick off his 2010 American tour Saturday night at the D.C. Armory.  Afro, born Tewodros Kassahun, is known as Ethiopia’s Bob Marley, thanks to his occasionally sociopolitical lyrics and his frequent use of roots-reggae rhythms. Heralded throughout the Ethiopian diaspora since 2001, Afro is little-known in the Anglo [...]