THE 9TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI-ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Bass player, guitarist and international producer Yossi Fine presents the future generation of Israeli-Ethiopian female singers, just before they appear on major stages in Israel and abroad. Fine, known for his active collaboration with Lou Reed, David Bowie and Brian Eno, as well as Shalom Hanoch, Ofra Haza and Hadag Nahash, will appear with Adoniya, Hewan Meshesha and Oshrat Masala. They were born in Israel to families that emigrated from Ethiopia, and the Israeli element in their musical personalities colors their Ethiopian roots in surprising and refreshingly bright hues. Each of them takes a distinct direction: Adoniya, who appeared with Gili Yalu, continues to develop the heritage of Israeli vocalist-composers; Hewan Meshesha, also soloist with the Ground Heights ensemble, presents her Ethio-Reggae vision; and Masala loves to sing and interpret jazz songs.
Adoniya, Hewan Meshesha, Eden Dersu and Oshrat Masala, vocals; Yossi Fine, musical direction, bass, guitar; Ben Aylon, drums, percussion, Lior Romano, keyboard; Solomon Kehati, msenqo