Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Women figures dancing and playing instruments. East African objects on right side.
Artist(s): Sisay Shimeles


Completed: 2015

Acrylic on alcoboard, 4m x 5m

Because East Africa is indeed a culturally diverse region, Sisay celebrates both similarities and differences in his mural. Born in Ethiopia, Sisay also shows cultural elements from Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, and Kenya.

“Generally, they share common things: the mystical and mythologies, beauty and harmony,” says Sisay.

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 3619 17 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2A 0R8 Get Directions