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Awalom Gebremariam - Desdes - 2x LP Vinyl

$18.69
SKU:
c0007817
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Batch:
5/7/2016
Album:
Desdes
Artist:
Awalom Gebremariam
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

At the age of 28, Awalom Gebremariam arrived in the United States, following a years-long journey from Eritrea. He'd made it to a refugee camp in Ethiopia several years ago and eventually attained asylum status for passage to America. But before he left his hometown, Eritrea's capital Asmara, he made his first and only recording so far, Desdes. Awalom completed Desdes in 2007, not long before he departed Eritrea. Because Awalom left after the recording he never received any money for cassette and CD sales. But he also didn't get to find out how much of an impact the songs have had locally. His songs appear to focus on love, but Awalom isn't speaking about romantic love per se. Much of the music Awalom heard growing up was intertwined with Eritrea's difficult and contentious split from Ethiopia. He spent years waiting for the chance to escape economic and political turmoil at home. Now 29 and living in North Carolina, Awalom works in a restaurant and plans to bring his music to Eritrean communities across North America as well as newer listeners with whom his powerful sounds and remarkable journey will deeply resonate.
A1 Desdes
A2 Tehhelo
A3 Teumat Chena
B1 Aadu
B2 Eritreana
C1 Salel
C2 Segamaye
C3 Malegaanya
D1 Gwaal Haagaraye
D2 Showite Sigem

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