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  • Ethiopian Jew finds harmony in spite of turbulent past

    By Celia Soudry

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Alula Johannes Tzadik sits on a wooden stool in a dimly lit Little Ethiopia recording studio. As the dreadlocked musician fiddles with the kirar, he describes in a placid voice how the harp-shaped instrument was often used for prayer and lamentation during the time of King David....
  • Ethiopian Pied Piper Rocks Heartstrings

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Flamethrowers, breakdancers, mimes and musicians all perform on the Third Street Promenade, but when Saturday night rolls around, the biggest draw seems to be coming from a gaggle of bearded Chabadniks dancing to Hebrew tunes.

    And the pied piper playing the keyboard is an Ethiopian...