Talented, up-and-coming Ethiopian artist Dawit Tsige will give his first-ever live performance in front of a large audience at the 2016 edition of the annual SelamlFestival Addis in January. Dawit is the 2015 winner of the annual Balageru Idol Mirt (Ethiopian Idol).
Selam Festival Addis is a platform creating an opportunity for international and national music professionals to meet and collaborate. It is set to hold its fifth edition on 9 and 10 January 2016 at Ghion Hotel Unity Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Besides Dawit, the festival is set to feature stars such as Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed and renowned American hip-hop artist Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def.
Dawit won the Nation’s heart with his amazing voice and stage presence during the competition. Also lined up to perform is Krar Collective (UK/ET), Gaël Faye (Rwanda/France), Joel Sebunjo (Uganda), Kareyce Fotso (Cameroon), Aly Keita (Mali), Marcus Price and Sofia Jernberg (both from Sweden). The festival is an organic platform for the audience to experience great live music where the focus is international and pan-African as well as celebratory of Ethiopia’s musical and cultural treasures.