The Bottom Line 16 Comments

About three weeks ago, we announced our biggest event project ever since the conception of bernos over two years ago. That is the planning committee minus a few that we talk to over the phone. Dawit was on a plane back during our first meeting the first week of August.

We have been very busy with weekly meetings, phone conferences and more; organizing for the event which is nicely titled, ‘Cocktails for Reading.

We believe it will be a success, but we have been getting a few emails asking what the bottom line is on the event.

What exactly will happen on October 11th?

Well, it’s quite simple actually, we have invited Ethiopian authors and others involved in the publications industry to come and attend a cocktail soirée.

Latterly, it’s a party, a cocktail party. No loud music and no long self at the bar fighting to get your drink. ‘Cocktails for Reading’ will be held in Touchstone Art Gallery in China Town of Washington DC.

There is the Cocktail drinks, the people, the food, the authors, the books and a Free Gift Bag full of nice little things to remember us by.’

Our featured keynote speakers include recent CNN Hero,

Yohannes Gebregeorgis of Ethiopia Reads; and Elias Wondimu, founder & publisher of Tsehai Publishers and Distributor.

Event hosted by Ellias Fullmore from burntface.

If you are not satisfied @ the end, we will take the party to the Afrobeat

What is Afrobeat?

Afrobeat is combination of jazz, funk rhythms, Yoruba music, percussion and vocal styles. Oct 15th marks Fela Kuti’s birth day, the king of afrobeat! We’re starting the party early.

And this is also the Official After Party after the ‘Cocktails for Reading!’ party!

Let’s celebrate as we dance to sounds of afrobeat as well as an eclectic mix from the east, west, north and south. Afrobeat will be at Penang, 1837 M st NW.

16 Responses to “The Bottom Line”

  1. 1 Mr. DC

    I will definitely join you guys for the After Party at Penang.

    I also love the line on your flyer “Dj Iwah: the beat priest”

  2. 2 Nolawi

    YOu should actually come to the before party then the after party!

    this will be really fun I am sure of it!

  3. 3 yachilej

    aaawwwwe! sounds really cool– I’ll send my reps! :)

  4. 4 Totit

    Will be there Nolawi…:) It sounds like it is gonna be fun…

  5. 5 tpeace

    haha…yea i still don’t get it…sounds like a cocktail party with smallishtalk and uppidyish-ness …or in this particular case, uppidy-bookworm-ish-ness :)

    but yea…it’d be way cool to meet some authors and writers minamin. hope it gets a good turn out and that i’ll be able to squeeze it in this hectic weekend. best of luck!

  6. 6 Nolawi

    excellent excellent- yes its an uppidy cocktail party

    but no tux- casual

  7. 7 Sewit

    Gotta love it when habesh go all high brow

  8. 8 metad bet

    sarcasm sewit? tsk tsk tsk.

  9. 9 mary

    Thanks for sharing your blog, love the T-shirts. I stumbled upon this site when looking for Ethiopian info.. as my husband and I are in the process of creating a multicultural family through adopting 2 children from Ethiopia. thanks again and peace

  10. 10 Betiel

    wow… i love what u guys are doing… wish we had a group like that in ATL:)

  11. 11 tpeace

    kudos on ur first big event bernos! the event had good turn out and decent variety of ppls. i met a professional photographer since 70ies who had pretty awesome pics…

    one thingie…it woulda been nice to make it clear there is a cover charge for those of use that invited ppl to the event, some ppl told me it was quite rude

    …otherwise, bernos onto bigger things :)

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