We started our project in 2018 with a first showcase at the Italian cultural Institute in Addis Ababa. That year we recorded our first common song "Asmoussoudou" at Langano studios. In 2019 we added a second Ethiopian chapter with concerts in Dire Dawa, concerts and workshops in Addis Ababa and Debre Zeit.
In 2019 we travelled to Nairobi for a concert at the AF. The concert had been recorded and has been released in 2020 by Piranha Records Berlin.
In 2019 we travelled to Niger to meet with diverse musicians from Niger and perform at the French-Nigerien cultural institute. We also visited the museum for traditional musical instruments. This chapter has been supported by Ethiopian Airlines.
In 2022 we realised the project "The VOID" together with musicians from Germany and Benin. This project has been funded by Kultursekretariat NRW. We also had time for some duo projects at Artofbunna in Cologne. Felix, a young german filmmaker, realised a nice little documentary about our friendship.
From February 3rd till Feb 15th the Afropentatonism project was part of 2024th edition of Sauti za Busara festival and part of 2024 Swahili Encounters.
Afropentatonism performed with famous sudanese bass player Islam Elbeiti and tanzanian percussionist Chudo Master. This chapter has been supported by Ethiopian Airlines.