I spent two hours this morning trying to learn how to say "Pleased to meet you" in Amharic. Girma Yifrashewa, one of Ethiopia's most renowned classical musicians and composers, is in NYC for a performance this Saturday night at Issue Project Room, and I snuck into his rehearsal.

[There was a video here]


In 2008, New York City granted Issue Project Room a twenty-year rent-free lease on a theater in Downtown Brooklyn—they have beautiful ceilings.