Addis Ken - አዲስ ቀን (“New Day” in Amharic) - is Abate Berihun’s new musical project. A prolific saxophonist, composer and vocalist, he is one of Israel’s most prominent Ethiopian musicians. Here he joins forces with pianist Roy Mor, bassist David Michaeli and drummer Nitzan Birnbaum to present original compositions, Ethiopian-Jewish soul music and songs inspired by Jewish prayers. The result is a thrilling encounter between ancient Ethiopian
traditions and the spirit of a modern jazz ensemble, employing musical adventurousness, rich harmonies, and heartfelt blues.
Abate Berihun - saxophones and vocals
Roy Mor - piano
David Michaeli - bass
Nitzan Birnbaum - drums