Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ethiopian Community Development Council banquet / Cheick Hamala's Griot Street Band

Some images from the 30th Anniversary Banquet for ECDC,  the Ethiopian Community Development Council. It was a celebration of the three decades of their effective work on behalf of African and other immigrants in our community and nationwide.

Local ABC news co-anchor Maureen Bunyan served as mistress of ceremonies, and the speakers included founder Dr. Tsehaye Teferra, and acclaimed Ethiopian-American author Dinaw Mengistu.

The music was provided by Malian ngoni master Cheick Hamala's Griot Street Band.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

East end of the Pike, and continued demolition of the Navy Annex

Views at dusk, from the Sheraton Hotel on Orme Street at Columbia Pike.

The Air Force Memorial, Pentagon, and some of the monuments in Washington DC are visible.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.