Travels in Ethiopia

Matt Welsh and Amy Bauer

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Addis Ababa

On our last night out in Addis, we went to a local bar to check out the traditional dancing. It is truly bizzare. First of all, Ethiopian pop music is very strange, almost impossible to describe. The two dancers accompanying the music demonstrate a wide range of dance styles from around the country, most of which involve an impossible shaking of the shoulders. The dancers even come out into the audience where you're welcome to dance along with them -- and of course give them tips. Not a bad way to wrap up this strange and wonderful trip.

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