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The Wayne Escoffery Trio

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  • June 13, 2018

Sheba Film Festival – The Two Zions

58 minutes English, Amharic, and Hebrew with English Subtitles The documentary, “Two Zions:The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon,” Tells the story of people from two seemingly disparate countries who share a bond originating in biblical time. The designation of Zion is a powerful symbol of freedom, peace and unity for Jews and Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. During the synagogue services Jews face towards Zion in Jerusalem and recite the prayers for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, the restoration of the Temple service and the ...

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  • May 22, 2018

Art at Tsion Cafe – Artist Eteri Chkadua and Gocha Chkadua

Art at Tsion Cafe - Artist Eteri Chkadua and Gocha Chkadua The work on display is that of , Painter Eteri Chkadua and designer Gocha Chkadua. Siblings that emigrated from the country Georgia, at the time Georgia was breaking up from the Soviet Union and was engulfed in a Civil war. Presently Gocha leaves and works in Harlem and Eteri works and leave downtown NYC and Kingston, Jamaica. Gocha has gone a long way, both geographically and literally, in establishing himself as a unique inventor and designer. After dropping out from Medical school in ...

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  • May 5, 2018

Live Music

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  • February 4, 2018

Open Mic

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  • December 14, 2017

Live Music With Henry Ray Trio

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  • December 13, 2017

At Tsion Café, a Lifetime of Wanderings-The New Yorker

. The Harlem restaurant is at its most interesting when different cultures that the owner has experienced—Ethiopian, Middle Eastern—come together in her excellent dishes. History percolates just about everywhere in Harlem. At 148th and St. Nicholas, there’s a long basement that used to be home to Jimmy’s Chicken Shack, a joint frequented by jazz musicians, where Charlie Parker and Malcolm X once worked. These days, the hen-shaped sign that hung above the door is gone, replaced by an image of a smiling angel, more suitable for a place that’s now named ...

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  • December 8, 2017

ART SHOW

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  • July 6, 2017

At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel

New York Times On one side lie eggs scrambled with lox over a drape of injera, the sour, springy Ethiopian flatbread as thin and pliant as a crepe and perforated like coral. On the other side, challah French toast, its egg coating spiked with awaze, a meld of earthy-hot berbere and tej, or Ethiopian honey wine, a drink of millenniums past. At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, breakfast is biography. Beejhy Barhany, the chef, was born in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, into a community of Beta Israel, as Ethiopian Jews are known. In 1980, when she was 4, her family and ...

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  • September 1, 2016

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  • August 31, 2016