አደራ የአርቲስት ፋንታሁን ሸዋንቆጨው አዲስ የሙዚቃ አልበም በቶሮንቶ ተመረቀ
The Toronto based musician Fantahun Shewankochew officially released his new music album yesterday . At a ceremony filled by so much energy, Fantahun releases his new album titled “Adera” (An Undertaking), at the Alliance Francaise de Toronto Theatre.
A description of the release event by Batuki Music Society explained that Fantahun Shewankochew crafted an album that harkens back to the golden era of Ethiopian music. Adera is a rediscovery of Ethio-jazz, traditional and popular Ethiopian music with a modern twist.
Fantahun Shewankochew is an accomplished krar player, vocalist, composer and arranger, inspired by the late Tilahun Gessesse to pursue a musical career. From his early years working in the Ethiopian National Theatre until his arrival in Canada in 2010, Fantahun has performed in many countries around the world and released a number of recordings. He is well experienced in traditional and popular music genres from Ethiopia. He is now based in Toronto where he has performed at the Harbourfront Centre, Alliance Francaise de Toronto, CBC’s Glen Gould Studio, the Music Gallery, Lula Lounge, Gladstone Hotel and the Luminato Festival.
fantahun performs tracks from his new album at the event backed by Ethio Zema Band.
The Ethio-Zema lineup features vocalist Fantahun Shewankochew on acoustic krar, Daniel Barnes on drums, Tom Juhas on guitar, Simeon Abbott on piano, Liam Smith on bass guitar, John Maclean on saxophone, Steve Dyte on trumpet and Paul Tarussov on trombone.
Photo By Sosena Assefa ( Seb Seb Belu)