January 5, 2006
At last, Addis has got itself a decent events listings website. ThisIsAddis.com promises to "promote entertainment in Addis Abeba, capital city of the cultural heartbeat that is Ethiopia."
I particularly enjoyed its description of the notorious nightclub Memos.
Memo: (Off Bole Road, near Meskel Square). Its still got good sounds and attracts a mixed crowd including couples, and beautiful women who mix business with pleasure. DJs Teddy and Michael are on 7 days a week and it's a mix of oldies (think Imagination, Jackson 5, we're still waiting for “kung fu dancing”..), habesha, arab, reggae, you name it, it goes down well as you watch girls in tiny tops trying to hook up with their elders and palers and compare dance styles as many nations strut it on the disco floor.
I wonder if they could be persuaded to put on a Madchester night.
Posted by aheavens at January 5, 2006 7:54 AM