The Ex return to Ethiopia with Jaap Blonk and Anne-James Chaton

The Ex with Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria 2008 © Malgorzatah

The Ex are returning to Ethiopia for the fifth time, with poets Jaap Blonk and Anne-James Chaton, plus Paal Nilssen-Love and Zea, under the theme of sound poetry. The group will travel to schools, theatres, a music school for the blind, a circus in Debre Berhan, nightclubs and other venues to play and collaborate with Ethiopian artists.

The tour is being filmed and edited by Emma Fischer, and teaching materials and copies of the resulting documentary will be left in Ethiopia in easily copied formats. The tour runs for one week, 2–7 January. More info here.

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