Bridging Cultures

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Girma Yifrashewa’s “Bridging Cultures” concert was held on January 30 at Skylight Hotel with over a thousand people in attendance. The concert will soon air on Arts TV, which was also one of the sponsors of the event. Ambassador Mike remarked, “What makes Girma such a compelling artist is not only that he’s a virtuoso pianist, but that he puts his virtuosity to the service of blending classical and Ethiopian music, and to building bridges between people through shared and transcendent musical experiences.”
Girma performed some of the pieces from his new album “The Banjo,” that are based on the works of the 19th century American pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk, which was produced with support from the U.S. Embassy.