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CANCELLED: Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

Due to international travel restrictions that have impacted the artist, the March 20 performance of Girma Bèyènè  & Akalé Wubé is being postponed to a later date. Current ticket holders will receive a full refund by April 1 and notified prior to the public when a new date has been determined. If you would prefer to exchange the value of your tickets for another performance at AMP or Strathmore, please call the ticket office at 301.581.5100 by April 1.

Girma Bèyènè is a true legend when it comes to Ethiopian music. After moving to the United States and taking a 25-year hiatus from making music, Bèyènè jubilantly accepted the invitation from the Parisian band Akalé Wubé to return to the spotlight and perform once more. Together the artists transform ’70s Ethiopian soul and groove music into a retro-futuristic soundtrack which makes you dance from head to toe. Their collaboration aroused many strong emotions amongst fans of Ethiopian music. Bèyènè is now ready for an epic homecoming in Washington, DC, a city that has adopted a huge Ethiopian community, with a show consisting of the best tracks from his legendary career, accompanied by Akalé Wubé, the band that helped him rediscover his sound.

Companion Film Screening
Join us Friday, March 6 at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center in Silver Spring for a free screening of the documentary My Beautiful Girma.  


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