Opening Night


The Festival kicks off with the US debut of Israeli Afro-Soul stars AvevA Music, who filter Tel Aviv’s urban beat through traditional Ethiopian sounds, R&B, funk, and pop.

Lead singer Aveva Dese effortlessly swings between Amharic and English, commanding attention with a singular voice that skips from lilting playfulness to plaintive soulfulness without ever missing a beat.

Sponsored by The Arthur Tracy ‘The Street Singer’ Endowment Fund.
The Arthur Tracy ‘The Street Singer’ Endowment Fund honors the memory and musical legacy of Arthur Tracy – the renowned radio, stage and screen singer and entertainer whose talent delighted millions around the world – the arts programs supported by this fund continue Tracy’s ability to entertain for years to come.

Co-presented with the Ethiopian Heritage and Culture Camp

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm
The Howard Theatre
620 T St NW
Washington, DC
Doors Open 7:00 pm
All Ages

Seeing multiple shows? Consider purchasing a Pass!



Advanced ticket sales for this event have concluded, but there will be tickets available at The Howard Theatre on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 1 hour prior to showtime.