Abate Berihun & Addis Ken Project

«Soulful groove, spiritual search and heartfelt blues»

Abate Berihun Vocals, SaxophonRoy Mor PianoDavid Michaeli BassAmir Bar Akiva Drum Kit
Abate Berihun is a prolific saxophonist, composer and vocalist, a prominent Ethiopian musicians, who has toured and collaborated with musical giants such as Mulatu Astatke, Mahmoud Ahmed and Gigi. He is also the founder and leader of influential afro-jazz and ethnic ensembles “Tezeta”, “Ras Dashen” and “Kuluma”.

Addis Ken – አዲስ ቀን (“New Day” in Amharic) – is the new musical project of Abate Berihun and pianist Roy Mor, and it is all about soulful groove, spiritual search and heartfelt blues. Along with bassist David Michaeli and drummer Amir Bar Akiva, the group brings to the stage original music that fuses Jewish-Ethiopian soul music and prayers passed through the generations with ageless spiritual and mysterious texts. The result is “a thrilling encounter between ancient Ethiopian traditions and the legacy of a modern jazz ensemble, steeped in musical adventurousness, deep groove, and the spirit of the blues.” The group has performed internationally in clubs and festivals in Denmark, Panama and Canada, as well as at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat and at the international Jerusalem Jazz Festival; and in 2020, they won the Israeli Ministry of Culture’s highest artistic grant.

Supported by the Südkulturfonds.
  • Accessibility

    The lower floor of the club is at ground level and accessible without steps. There is one accessible bathroom which can be used with a Eurokey. The bar is not accessible and is approximately 1.20 metres high. Sensory stimuli: Most concerts are accompanied by moving lights and smoke. For sold-out or well-attended concerts, it is worth arriving early. Are you unable to stand for a long time or do you need other support for your visit? Then get in touch by email or phone: info@moods.ch or 044 276 80 00.

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