a-b-a-b-a: from hear to here

a-b-a-b-a: from hear to here is an experiment with rhythms of poetry, soundings, in-voicing, performing, and working together, spanning Amharic, English, and German, as well as various music traditions. It is the result of a series of get-togethers of poets, musicians and translators based in Addis Ababa and in Berlin, who joined in an exercise of styles. Featuring recordings of a poetry night and concert at Roter Salon, Volksbühne, in Berlin in July 2014, the album presents Eric Ellingsen, Mihret Kebede, Robert Lippok, Abebaw Melaku, Jorga Mesfin, Rike Scheffler, Misrak Terefe, and Uljana Wolf.
The album was released in February and was recently presented in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the context of the latest poetry night realized together with Tobiya Poetic Jazz at the Alliance Ethio-Française d’Addis-Abeba on 27 February 2015.