Thursday, January 13, 2011

Traditional Ethiopian Music and Dance in Celebration of Valentine's Day at Mesob!

There'll be a One Night Only performance of traditional eskesta dancing at Mesob this Valentine's Day, Monday February 14,2011. The restaurant will be opening only for the 2 dinner seatings: 6:30pm and 8:30pm - by reservation only. Reservations can be made by calling 973-655-9000 or online at Open Table

Ethiopian-born Frehiwot Bireka and Daniel Kebede are eskesta dancers returning from a 12-state tour. Wearing traditional eskesta dress, they will dance around the restaurant to Ethiopian music. The Ethiopian name "eskesta" means "dancing shoulders." Practiced mainly in the Northern parts of Ethiopia, the dance is performed both by men and women with their head, neck, chest and shoulders shaking in specific movements.

Berekti Mengistu, one of the two Ethiopian sisters who own Mesob, says "We love to share our rich culture with our diners. What better day than Valentine's Day to show this love!"

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