28. FKŻ @Alchemia – Midnite session: Abatte Barihun (IL) & Guests

Abatte Barihun (IL)
The Ethiopian born Abatte Barihun is one of the greatest Israeli virtuosos of the saxophone, but the powerful, hypnotizing vocal of the artist mustn’t be underestimated either. However, his musical career in Israel did not take off immediately. Abatte graduated from a music school in Addis Ababa, his hometown, where later he started a jazz band with the best-known Ethiopian vocalist, Mahmoud Ahmed. In 1999, Abatte and his family left Ethiopia to move to Israel. Emigration marked the end of his musical career at least in form he had experienced up to that point: from the Ethiopian jazz scene he ended up washing dishes in restaurants. After many years, the Israeli music world rediscovered him: several local musicians who knew his talent and previous achievements helped him. He started cooperation on many projects, currently he is considered one of the most important representatives of the Israeli jazz scene.

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