Satchmo Center

The Satchmo Center, named for African American Jazz legend Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong is located within the Embassy premises in Addis Ababa.  Access requires a membership badge, which allows members to join programs or use the facilities at any time during operating hours.  The Center offers spaces for informal gatherings, a variety of public programming opportunities, as well as information resources, including access to high quality academic databases. If you would like to become a member and enjoy all that the Satchmo Center has to offer, please click here.


Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa
P.O. Box 1014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: 011-130-7625
Fax: 011-124-2454

Open Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 09:00am – 16:30pm
Friday:                        08:00am – 12:00pm

The Center is open through lunch and is closed on Ethiopian & American Holidays.