Enkutatash

Enkutatash
Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture)

The free, one-time performance of Enkutatash will be on Thursday September 11th, 2014. Doors Open at 6pm, Performance 6:30-7:30pm, Celebration until 9pm.

METRO: Congress Heights.

RSVP welcome but not required

Enkutatash is a participatory music performance transforming security threats into spiritual renewal on September 11th, the Ethiopian new year. Enkutatash translates Homeland Security’s familiar, color-coded threat level advisory system into notes on the Ethiopian musical scale and mixes that with an East African harvest song. DC a cappella groups will lead participants in song at St. Elizabeth’s East, the former national mental institution that now houses among others, the Department of Homeland Security. Celebrate afterwards with DJ music by Anthology of Booty and complimentary Ethiopian food in tribute to the holiday.

DIRECTIONS by Metro: Congress Heights (green line). Enter St. Elizabeth’s campus @ 1100 Alabama Ave SE. Gateway Pavilion is appx. 10 minute walk through the St. Elizabeth’s campus from metro. Volunteers will be available to direct visitors along the route. A shuttle will run from 5:45-9:15 transporting visitors between the pavillion and metro stop. All visitors to Gateway must show an ID. Parking is available at the Gateway DC center. The Gateway Pavilion can also be accessed by the entrance at 2700 MLK Jr Ave., SE.

Jace Clayton is a NY-based composer, musician, and DJ.