Kibrom Birhane is an "All African Music Award" Nominated Musician, Multi Instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, Record/Mix engineer, arranger and radio host for Coke Studio Radio Africa. Passionate about Ethiopian folk, world, Jazz, pop, Ethiojazz and gospel music. Kibrom started his musical career in a very early stage of his life; after he finished high school he joined a private music college "Mekane Yesus school of Jazz music"  and received his Associated Degree in music performance in 2007 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  He immediately  was hired by the school of Jazz as a Piano instructor and thought Piano there for 3 years. In 2011 Kibrom won a scholarship to study music production and sound engineering at the Los Angeles college of Music "LACM" in Pasadena, CA. While attending LACM, he was fortunate enough to learn under great musicians including, Sean Halley (Vinnie Colaiuta, Jerry Marotta ), Andrew Murdock (Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Linking Park), Dave Pozzi (Celine Dion, Diana Krall), Howie Shear (George Benson, Stevie Wonder) and many others. Currently he is recording and performing  with musicians and Bands from all over the world such as, Dan Wilson ( Adele, Pink, Tylor Swift, John Legend, Dixie Chicks, Semisonic, Trip Shakespeare), Michael Danna (Life of Pie), K' Naan,  Krucial Keys ( Alicia Keys, Keyisha Cole)  Ethiocali, Wondem, Empireassembly, Quantic Music, Meklit Hadero, and many more. 

- Producer/keyboardist , Engineer, Mix and Master for the Empire Assembly band Los Angeles

- Producer Record enginner, mix and Piano for “Rannveig Amundsen” (Norwegian singer song writer)

- Producer Record enginner, mix, writer, arranger, Back up vocals, keys, bass guitar for “Etsegenet Mekonnen”(Ethiopian gospel singer song writer and guitarist) “Yimetal ”

- Producer, Record Engineer, mix Engineer, arranger, Master, keys, Programming and bass guitar for “Mekrez choir Ayewalhu Meskelun” (Ethiopian gospel choir) Nominated for East African Music Award.

- Arranged and Played for “Eyerusalem Negiya” “Awekalhu” ( Ethiopian gospel singer song writer)

- Producer, Record Engineer, Mix, Master, Arranger, Write, Piano, keys, bass Masinko and vocals “Kibrom’s Tizita”.

- Score Original music for African Movie Academy Nominated documentary Sincerely Ethiopia documentary.

- Toured Finland promoting Ethiopian culture and music.

- Sing on Award winner Documentary Get Together Girls Sound track.

- Coke studio Africa Radio Host

 

     Education in Music

 

- Los Angeles College of Music – CA, USA (2013): Music Production and Recording

- EECMY School of Jazz Music – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2007): Music Performance 

 

     Awards

 

- Certificatesof Academic Achievement Award. June 2007

- Producing and Recording President’s Honor Roll Award. March 2013

- Recipient of Outstanding Music Producing and Recording Scholarship.June 2011

Endorsements

  • composer

  • Ethiojazz

  • Ethiopian

  • musician

  • producer

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© 2014 Kibrom Birhane