Girma Beyene returns to Paris
The popular Ethiopian lyricist, arranger, vocalist and accomplished pianist Girma Beyene performs in the French capital with a Parisian band, Akale Wube on Wednesday, January 18. Girma who had been a major player during the 1960’s and 70’s budding music scene along with Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu Astatke, Alemayehu Eshete, Getachew Kassa performs at a festival called “Au Fil des Voix”, which is celebrating its 10th edition.
This is not the first time for the veteran singer to make an appearance in Paris, as he already did on September 20, 2015, getting raving coverage from newspapers such as Le Monde and Libération.
Girma and the group Akale Wube just released an album entitled “Mistakes On Purpose”,produced by Buda Musique, as its 30th “Ethiopiques” collection.
21 rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris 8.30 PM
You could listen to some extracts of the music and interviews with Girma and Akale Wube in French and English in Radio France Internationale.