Ethiopian musician, guitarist, bass player, Singer/songwriter, and arranger Etsegenet was born in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. She started her musical career in a very early stage of her life singing in elementary school. After she graduated from high school, her pursue for music continued and she joined a private college "Mekane Yesus School of Jazz Music" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she got her Associated Degree in music performance.  In 2011, Etsegenet won a scholarship to study music abroad and moved to Los Angeles, CA. to join the "Los Angeles Collage of Music" (LACM) in Pasadena, CA. After graduation from LACM in 2013, Etsegenet have been Blessed with the opportunity to work, perform and record music with musicians from all over the world Including, Pharrell Williams "Happy" music Video, Mychael Danna, Zap Mama, Dexter Story's band "Wondem", and Sal Masekela's band "Alekesam" to name few. She performed in festivals and venues including Bonnaroo Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, The Roxy Theatre, Ford Theater, Grand Park Los Angeles, Natural History Museum LA, Record Surplus, Union Station LA, The Broad Stage, and many more. 

Etsegenet’s strength lies not only in Music but Modeling and Commercial work as well; some of her Modeling act includes working as a Musician Model for Abercrombi & Fitch Stars on a Rise campaign with the Legendary Photographer Bruce Weber; commercial work for Fender guitars, and Line six Amplify

 

EDUCATION IN MUSIC

Los Angeles College of Music - Pasadena, CA, March (2013) Music Performance.

Mekane Yesus Jazz Music School - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June (2010) Advanced Diploma in Music.

 

EDUCATION IN MODELING

Next Modeling School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 2006 Certificate in Modeling.

HONORS

Dean's List Award - at the Los Angeles College of Music. 

Achievement Award - at the Mekane Yesus Jazz Music School.

                                           © 2014 Etsegenet Mekonnen
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