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Aster Aweke – Ayzoh

Aster Aweke (አስቴር አወቀ) is an Ethiopian singer who sings in Amharic. Aster’s voice has attracted broader public popularity, especially tracing back in 1990s singles.

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Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band – Nefas New Zemedie

Newly unearthed, the first full length album by The Walias Band & Hailu Mergia. Recorded and released in 1975 by the band’s own label.

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Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

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Since the 80s, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (born in Addis Ababa in 1923) has been living quietly in a small cell of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem (the Debre Genet or “Sanctuary of Paradise” monastery on Ethiopia Street), between God and her piano, after a life shaped by exile, both political and self imposed.

The Song of the Sea

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