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Nubya Garcia in Ethiopia

Gemma Cairney takes rising British jazz star Nubya Garcia to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for an Ethio jazz collaboration with local guitarist Girum Mezmur.

Nubya Garcia travels to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Ethio-jazz is enjoying a comeback, for a collaboration with local musicians .

Saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK, and a rising young star of the London jazz scene. Born and raised in north London, she began her music education at Camden Music, before joining Tomorrow’s Warriors in her late teens, and completing her training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. She went on to perform in small gigs and impromptu jazz sessions around London, her audience growing organically, and eventually began headlining her own shows around the world.

Nubya will travel to Ethiopia, where Ethio-jazz is enjoying a comeback amongst the younger generation at venues across the city in Addis Ababa.

She will be collaborating with local jazz musicians, including guitarist Girum Mezmur, who has played a central role in the resurgence of live music and Ethiopian jazz in Addis, as well as incorporating Edom Bahru, a local poet who performs at Fendika Arts and Culture Centre .

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