Anbessa is a Bridge...

Mission Statement

The mission of Anbessa Foundation is to be a bridge between Ethiopia and North America.  We want to promote Ethiopian music and culture to people in North America and from there to the rest of the world.


Anbessa Productions was started by Esteban Dessalines and Solomon Feleke in April of 2005. Esteban had employed Solomon as his gardener and they became friends. Their first event, the Enkutatash concert, which took place on September 10, 2005, went well. At this time Esteban and the concept of the Anbessa mission were introduced to the Ethio-American community in the Bay Area of California.

Anbessa Foundation

Anbessa Foundation is a bridge.  Bridges connect people and places.  Bridges make it possible to exchange knowledge, ideas, cultures, traditions, resources, and energy for the mutual benefit of those on both sides of the bridge.  Anbessa Foundation is pleased to share with you our history, leadership, mission and programs.


Make a Difference


Be a part of the solution and help us to “adopt” the 4.6 million orphaned children in Ethiopia.  Become a sponsor.

Sponsorship Levels
Diamond Sponsors: Those who contribute $25,000.00 or more
Platinum Sponsors: Those who contribute $10,000.00-$24,999.99
Gold Sponsors: Those who contribute $5,000.00-$9,999.99
Silver Sponsor: Those who contribute $1,000.00-$4,999.99
Contributing Member:  Those who contribute $1.00-$999.99


Make a Difference

Our first priority is the support of those programs, organizations, and agencies whose mandate is the care of the orphaned children of Ethiopia. Help stave the suffering with your kind donations.
Not ready to donate? News relevant to our mission happen all over the world. We have gathered some of it! read, share and comment on it here. Tired of listening to the opinions of others? Contribute your own on our blog, and share the site with your friends.

Culture and Community

We are not done! Register for our newsletter to stay informed about new updates to anbessa foundation. We will of course, be adding features regularly. On our road map is a social community to permit you to reach out and connect with Ethiopians and those that love Ethiopian culture wherever you live.
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