Balageru Cultural Club

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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Balageru Cultural Club Bahir Dar Reviews

hauteboy hauteboy
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Wandering minstrel bar in Bahir Dar Mar 16, 2008
The Belageru Club is a wandering minstrel bar in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. It is located just around the corner from the Summerland Hotel. It was so much fun! It was a tiny place, only could hold maybe 30 people. The singers come out and play bawdy lyrics, while audience members clap to the tune. Dancers come out and try to get the audience to come and dance; we being the only foreigners there of course the girls came up to get us to dance! I don't need much an excuse so got up and danced for awhile, what a blast!

We had so much fun we went back the following night. The same dancers were here tonight, but it was a different singer. One tradition here is tipping the dancers, you stick a 10 birr bill to their forehead to tip them. Well when the dancers got me up again tonight, I must have been doing a good job because another one of them came over and gave me a 1Birr tip!!
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