The Atse Tewodros Project is an initiative, coordinated by writer and performer Gabriella Ghermandi, that forges music between Ethiopian and Italian tradition. This project takes as its symbol Emperor 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 way, the Atse Tewodros Project intends to respect traditional Ethiopian music while opening it up to dialogue and exchange.
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