Fendika Cultural Center Ethiopia

2020 Prince Claus Laureate

Fendika Cultural Center (Addis Ababa, 2016)

Fendika Cultural Center is a cultural hub and vibrant creative hotspot in the heart of Addis Ababa. Owned and run by dancer and choreographer Melaku Belay, it is a melting pot of traditional and contemporary cultural expression, where artists of all generations experiment with new forms and reinvigorate old forms in all artistic disciplines, from music and poetry to visual arts and performance. It is a popular and unique catalyst for Ethiopian culture.

Melaku Belay Mesfine Abebe

Photo credit: Mesfine Abebe