Folklorama 2013

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This is our forth year participating in Folklorama after a successful debut in 2010. We have added two professional dancers that are volunteering their time and expertise to bring you the best neck and shoulder defying traditional Ethiopian dances. We haveA�learnt a lot from last year, and we are going to make 2013 an even better experience for our visitors.

As always, we will be serving our unique spicy food accompanied with our world-famous Ethiopian coffee, fresh-roasted on a brazier and served in traditional china cups. This year, we are proud to announce that we will be serving St George’s beer. We will also be selling unique t-shirts that you can take home to remember your experience with us.

Here is what people had to say about our pavilion:

Ethiopian Cultural Centre – 215 Selkirk Ave.

FOOD: It’s a good idea to come hungry to this pavilion as $13 will get you a full plate of injera, best described as a spongy, rolled-up sourdough pancake topped with vegetables and delicious lentils in sauce, a beef or vegetarian samosa, and an imported beer. You’re meant to tear off pieces of injera and scoop up the beans to eat, but they do provide you with a fork. Walnut and honey-layered pastry, baklava ($4) is the dessert offering.

DRINK: St. George premium lager is a deliciously smooth Ethiopian beer for $6. They brew fresh coffee each show ($2) — it’s strong to keep you pavilion-hopping for the rest of the night!

SHOW: The dancers take the audience on a tour of a few of the regions of Ethiopia, explaining and then demonstrating the key differences in the styles of dance by region. The dancers fill the small stage — and the whole room — with a ton of energy! The cultural display is small, and be sure to catch it before you pay as you walk in, because after the show the audience is to exit through the back door.

BEST REASON TO GO: The warm, welcoming hospitality — bright, beautiful smiles and delicious food and drink!

CULTURE SHOCK: Jamaican Rastafarian culture came about because an Ethiopian king visited Jamaica in the middle of a lengthy drought. It rained as soon as he arrived and the Jamaicans figured he must be a god and centred the Rastafarian religion around him.

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: If anything, they should offer post-show dance lessons, because you’re going to be inspired to learn the moves!

— Larissa Peck – Winnipeg Free Press

It was full of high energy and I dona��t think Ia��ve ever heard a crowd louder at a pavilion. Ethiopian Pavilion gets a 4 out of 5. (adriansview.com)

BEST REASON TO GO: The giant grins on staff faces tell the story: there is pride beaming out of every inch of this brand-new pavilion. This is a loving effort by a community eager to introduce itself to its Manitoban friends and neighbours. The joy is infectious. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Ethiopian Pavilion 2013. August 4th – 10th. Don’t miss it!!!

Show Times
Sun – Sat 6:45, 8:15, 9:45pm

Hours
Sun – Sat 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Here is some video clips captured in previous years:

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