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Haddis Alemayehu

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Haddis Alemayehu

Haddis Alemayehu is a tradditional musician playing Masinqo, an Ethiopian one string instrument that has been around for more than 3000 years. Haddis has been leading the revival of the MasinQo instrument in the context of the Addis Ababa jazz and pop music scene, playing live performances with some of Ethiopia’s most famous artists, including the legendary singer Gash Mahmoud Ahmed and composer Dr. Mulatu Astatke (considered as the “father of Ethio-jazz”). He is also a founding member of the Moseb Cultural Music Group which performs regularly at Ethiopia’s National Theater.