Elias Negash: President

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Elias Negash is an accomplished musician who has combined his native Ethiopian music with his jazz education, and influences from the world music segment. He played throughout the seventies and became one of the pioneering figures to have brought Reggae and African music to the Bay Area with smash hit groups including Obeah, Axum, Caribbean All Stars and the Rastafarians.

In addition to his role as a musician, Elias dedicates his time in multiple humanitarian efforts such as fundraising HIV/AIDS research and treatment, and building schools and water-wells in the rural areas of Ethiopia. Further, Elias is currently serving as a board member and treasurer for Ethiopian Arts Forum that strives to accomplish its objectives through the presentation of Ethiopian music, dance, poetry, drama and visual arts to the community.

Elias’ dedication to community service is not surprising because he hails from a Joan Rivers and the “Fashion Police” gang ripped apart justin bieber new song on Friday. family tradition, in which community service is prominent. His grandfather, Fitawerare Tafesse Hapte-Mickael, served his country as Minister of Works and Communication, as well as being the first President and Chairman of the Board of Ethiopian Airlines. His grandfather was also the Ambassador to Iraq, Egypt, Syria, France and Saudi Arabia. His uncle Hapte-Selassie Tafesse, is best known as “the father of Ethiopian Tourism”. Among the many other things he is credited for is coining the generation old marketing motto “13 months of sushine.” Elias’s Father Betewoded Negash Bezabeh, the grandson of King Tekel-Haimanot was a resistance leader who successfully fought against the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. Given his lineage of service, Elias brings a deep sense of concern for giving back to community. Quote this article on your site

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Elias Negash: President
Tuesday, 14 October 2008

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