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Rebecca

Rebka, co-founder of Sebseb Belu with her mother Suzie, has been representing her culture ever since a child. From show and tells in pre-school to multi-cultural shows in high school, Rebka has always been enthusiastic in her culture and participated in a variety of community shows. With hard work and practice she learned all the different types of dances in Ethiopia as well as their traditional attire. She has not only learned but mastered all of the movements and has come as far to teach others her talent, with a goal of introducing them to the many cultures that their country has to show. Upon her visit to Ethiopia, Rebka has had the chance to see Addis Ababa, Bahirdar ,Wello & Sekotta, Gonder , Gojam and has even danced with the famous artists Mekuanent Melese and Kassahun Taye as well as various known dancers in the entertainment business. Her aim is to teach her culture to the children and youth living outside of Ethiopia, and to empower them with a sense of patriotism. She now choreographs all of her dances mixing different beats and songs to create her own Sebseb Belu fusion. Outside of Sebseb Belu Rebka also holds many other talents. She enjoys dancing Salsa and Zumba, as well as Arabic Bellydancing. Furthermore, she enjoys singing in which she solely contributes publicly at church through Amharic mezmur (hymns). She also shares an interest in playing the piano as well as the violin and hopes to learn the traditional Masinko and Kirar sometime soon. When leaving the arts side of Rebka, we have learned that she also aspires to continue her studies in Law & Justice and to help her country people in the future. Aside from English and Amharic Rebecca also speaks French and Spanish. Her dream is to bring peace within her country and provide worldly recognition with the many cultures and discoveries that few know about. “It’s time to make a change for our country” she says. We hope to see her success soon! Rebecca:  an Ethiopian cultural dance  choreographer   born and grown up  Canada Toronto ; she is also a creator and Owner of Sebseb belu ETHIOPIAN CULTURAL DANCE GROUP .  Rebecca speak 5 language; Amharic(Ethiopian Language), English , French , Italy and Spanish ,  Currently  she  is a  student of  University of Toronto 2nd year.

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