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Atlanta R&B singer-songwriter Berhana heads to Village Underground tonight as part of his HAN tour. We caught up with him for a quickfire Q&A ahead of his performance.

What is your proudest achievement?

Probably being able to take my mom back to Ethiopia this past winter. I had never been and she hadn’t been back since she was 18. Seeing the country through her eyes is something I won’t forget.

What’s your favourite part about making music?

Whenever I finish writing a section of a song that I’m excited about.

Best recent live gig / DJ set you’ve been to?

DJ Moma caught a pretty crazy set in Addis this past January.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I have a few projects in the works. I’m really excited to get back home and start seeing them through.

Outside of making music what other creative outlets do you have?

I try to write as much as possible. Whether it’s music or through a different medium. I think it’s important to keep exercising that muscle.


Last tickets for Berhana’s show with us at VU on 24th February (tonight) can be found here.