Ethiopia – Gebriella Ghermandi and Melaku Belay Guragigna Duet (Atse Tewodros Project)
** The Atse Tewodros Project is an initiative, founded by Gabriella Ghermandi, that forges musical collaborations between Ethiopian and Italian musicians. This Project takes as its symbol Ethiopian Emperor “Atse Tewodros”, a man who was not of imperial lineage, but still managed to gain the throne through willpower and charisma, breaking with centuries of custom. He was the first Emperor who gave Ethiopia the chance to modernize while respecting its traditions. In a similar manner, the Atse Tewodros Project intends to respect traditional Ethiopian music while opening it up to dialogue and exchange with the western experience.