Bunny Wailer for Ethiopian Christmas show
Basil Walters Observer
A host of popular artistes headed by the legendary Bunny Wailer, will grace the stage of the refurbished Skateland Entertainment Complex, Half-Way-Tree on Monday, January 7 to culminate the Ethiopian Christmas celebrations.
Dubbed Melkam Lidet (Happy Christmas), the musical event to mark what is also observed in countries of the Far East as the Eastern Orthodox Christmas, will be the first to take place at the new look venue now called the Rainbow Skateland.
The concert will see of some of reggae's finest cultural ambassadors, headed by the indomitable Jah B (Bunny Wailer) and the lineup includes some who have not made any local appearances for some time.
The list of artistes slated to perform includes Andrew Tosh, The Abbysinians, Abijah, The Mighty Diamonds, The Melodians, The Clarendonians, Sugar Minott, Yami Bolo, Chakula, I-Mara, Rastarenes, Carl Dawkins, Robert Mystic and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari and many others.
The entertainers will be lending their talents in support of the building of the Ethiopian Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The event is to be held under the auspices of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, in association with the Bob Marley Foundation.
As customarily, the Ethiopian Christmas celebrations begins on Sunday evening with a church service at the Holy Trinity Tawedo Church at 89 Maxfield Avenue.
The special service, to start at 8:00 pm, will be conducted by the Ethiopian Archbishop, Abba Yeshak in Amharic and the ancient church language of Geez as well as in English.
The service will be followed by feasting and celebration on the church grounds.
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