A-B-A-B-A : from here to hear (workshop)

23 February - 04 March 2015 / Acting Archives, Collaboration, Workshop

A-B-A-B-A : from here to hear is the third experimental get-together of poets, musicians and translators based in Addis Ababa and in Berlin, who join in this exercise of styles taking place at the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design. Testing new structures and methods in a dialogue, the workshop sets out to explore oral traditions in Amharic poetry culture, translations and interpretations between German, English and Amharic, and performative elements on stage, including music traditions from traditional Ethiopian music, jazz elements and contemporary electronic music.

Participating artist: Clara Jo (artist, Berlin), Mihret Kebede (poet, Addis Abeba), Erica Licht (poet, Addis Ababa), Robert Lippok (musician, Berlin), Bekele Mekonnen (poet, Addis Ababa), Nebiy Mekonnen (poet/translator, Addis Ababa), Abebaw Melaku (poet, Addis Abeba), Rike Scheffler (poet, Berlin), Misrak Terefe (poet, Addis Abeba), Moseb Traditional Music Band (Addis Ababa), and Christina Werner (Berlin).

This event is choreographed by Mihret Kebede and Christina Werner as part of Acting Archives, a project by the Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin University of the Arts and the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University, supported by Studio Olafur Eliasson, and funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.