Artist bio

Katim Disability Dance and Artistry (KDDA) is a Team founded by persons with disabilities with an aim of creating an inclusive society in Ethiopia. Our aim is to boost the moral, psychological and physical wellbeing of Person with disabilities through ART and SPORT. At KDDA, we firmly believe that the problems persons with disability facing now cannot be solved by mere focus on the day to day physical needs, but by intensively working on their moral, talent, psychology, and providing them with the proper opportunity that would enable them to be self-reliant and productive part of the society. This is especially true when working with Children & Adults with Disabilities. Our unique approach in School Based Projects, Disability Stage Performances, Disability Specific Dance Therapy & Physical Exercise Sessions are run taking into account this fact in mind.

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Title

Coming Home

Medium/Genre

Concept

Artist Statement

The artwork narrates the challenges & struggle of a believer of Christ faces to comeback and join fellow Christians. The two forces wearing black represent the devil that do all its best to cut him off from the group(believers). The ones wearing white traditional cloth of Ethiopians (that usually worn when going to church), represent Sons & Daughters of Christ who have already passed through similar tests of devil. Their individualized and unique moves narrate their different ways of encouraging him to have the trust & perseverance to overcome the temporary obstacles of devil. The video ends when the believer joins his fellow Christians where he will be shielded from the devil’s schemes through group support & prayers

How it fits into contest

In this time of confusion, distortion, false propagandas and wobbly ground, it’s very challenging for many Christians to stand firm and focus on the teachings and practices of our lord Jesus Christ, who is the only an assurance for a better life here and after.
Our artwork is based on Ephesians 11- 12; (11) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (12) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
With this art work we have made an effort to show that as far as we have solid faith in our lord and put on the full armor of God, there is nothing that can stand on our way. We also tried to demonstrate the power a congregation to motivate & safeguard fellow believers from the temptations of the world.

Credits

CONCEPT
Amanueal Solomon
PRODUCTION
Misgun Production

PERFORMERS
Amanueal Solomon
Asamenech Abera
Eyerusalem Bogale
Mekoyt Haile
Minilik Wondafer
Yohanis Belete
Wondemagegn Mekonen
Ayechew Meles
Tewodros Mendafer

ORGINAL MUSIC
Dereje Teshome

Music / Sound Sources

Original music

Transcript / Lyrics

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes

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