During the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES) in Trondheim, Norway in 2007, a music collaboration between Norwegian and Ethiopian musicians was established. At the 17th ICES the partners, World Music Ensemble from NTNU Trondheim, Norway and Yared Music School from Addis Ababa University, meet again to perform two concerts, make a joint music production and conduct jazz workshops.
The concerts will take place as follows:
Monday 2 November: National Theater 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm), Entrance 10 birr
Tuesday 3 November: Gazlight, Sheraton 8:00 pm (Standard Gazlight dresscode applies; preference for conference participants)
The 17th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES) will be held at the Addis Ababa University from November 2 to 5, 2009. A few hundred scholars -Ethiopians and foreigners- are expected to take part in the proceedings: Scholars will come from Norway, Japan, Europe, the US, Israel, Russia and other countries. The Conference marks the 50 years golden jubilee celebration because the first ICES was held in Rome from 2 to 4 April 1959.
Here you can find the Conference General Program
For more information, see AAU Ethiopian Studies webpage
See here for an overview of the Conference participants