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Awalom Gebremariam
Awesome Tapes From Africa
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April 15, 2016


Another fascinating tape from ATFA lands in our hands, brushed up and sounding great for you digital and vinyl heads. As with all Awesome Tapes, Desdes has a great backstory. Eriterean artist Gebremariam recorded his only LP in 2007 shortly before leaving his war-torn nation before he made his way to a refugee camp in neighbouring Ethiopia before heading to the U.S. Officials there saw a blogpost of his tape on ATFA – and the rest is history. Featuring a hypnotically funky blend of original instruments (the one-string wata and the five-string krar), and a neck snapping rhythm-machine. Get down.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Desdes 6:46 Buy
  2. 2 Tehhelo 5:22 Buy
  3. 3 Teumat Chena 6:16 Buy
  4. 4 Aadu 7:15 Buy
  5. 5 Eritrea 7:09 Buy
  6. 6 Salel 7:44 Buy
  7. 7 Segamaye 5:30 Buy
  8. 8 Malegaanya 5:19 Buy
  9. 9 Gwaal Haagaraye 6:52 Buy

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  10. 10 Showite Sigem 9:08 Buy

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