“The Ethiopian Woman in New Israeli Poetry” returns to the Hullegeb Festival for the second consecutive year, after being featured in the Poet’s Festival in Metulla.
This collective constitutes a platform for artistic personal expression of male and female members of the Ethiopian community in all areas of stage arts. In the performance Shirat haAfro these male and female artists seek once again seek to deal with topics that, in the painfully political Israeli poetic dialogue, are generally ignored and left outside the agenda. They dare to bring dirty laundry to the poetic arena, in a primal, often unripe, loud and unmediated scream. They challenge our concepts and our art in relation to memories instilled in us related to the experience of immigration to Israel, and the myth concerning our shared fate in a country of new immigrants. “The Ethiopian Woman in New Israeli Poetry” is art that speaks reality, but also offers a new reality—more encompassing, open and merciful.
Tamar Asenkao, Nani Baruk, producers and performance curators; Mimi Ananya, Tamar Asenkao, Janet Blay, Avi Getahon, Nani Baruk, Shlomit Bruk, Samrat Haylu, Tlashworck Senvetu, artists
Drawing: Shimon Wanda