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How I got to Perform with Addis Acoustic Project in Ethiopia

I like to believe that one step taken makes room for another. This was true of my decision to gt in touch with the manager of Jazzamba at Taitu Hotel to see about performing there. I had been on a plane on my way from Addis to Bahir Dar when I began flipping through the Read More

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This Bole Morning

Being in a new environment can make you feel very alert. Everything is different- e.g. language, city layout, vehicles, people, and you.  I wrote this on the anniversary of my first week in Ethiopia. This Bole morning I am awake- unlike yesterday- and walking and wondering if I should shade my eyes with glasses made Read More

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Tandoori and New Friends

Sunday September 9th My uncle took me out today. For all of you who just asked: Is he your real uncle? He’s my father’s friend who’s been working in Ethiopia for the last number of years. He’s African, a family friend and about 20 years older than me so yes, he is my real uncle Read More

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Smooth Travels to Addis

Praises to God! I’ve arrived in Ethiopia safe and at peace.  Everything went so well getting here, I have to start off by giving thanks. Having someone meet you at the airport is one of the best parts about arriving anywhere. After flying for over 20 hours, going through several security checkpoints, getting your visa, Read More

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Leaving for Ethiopia Tomorrow

Tomorrow, God-willing, I will move again. First I will leave my house, this city, the province, the country, and then the continent. I will land in the Motherland and will spend one month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Preparing to go to new places is always a bit of a fiasco. I pack at least three Read More