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October 14, 2010 at 6:57 am

thanks a lot

October 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Oh wow! Couldn’t help it. I think this tickles a part of my brain, an unconscious whickering. Thank You So Much For This. I will now regurlay check this blog out.

October 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

This is a good one. Thanks!

October 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm

yoooo.. this is so so nice! you always got the goods! thanks.

October 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Thank you so much! I love your blog and really appreciate all the new music you’ve been able to share with us! Please keep doing what you’re doing :)

October 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

Truly wonderful ! Any idea when this was recorded ?

October 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

this is so so good

October 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

sorry, not sure when this was recorded. but it’s so dope! thanks for the comments.

October 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

thanks a lot for this wonderful recording…

Phil Briggsreply
October 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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October 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Dude. Thanks so much for putting this one up Aweke has such an amazing voice and it is great to hear her in such a stripped down configuration. I think she might be living in LA now? She used to kick it around DC for a bit back int he day…..

October 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Thank You!!!

Sounds terrific!!


Phil Briggsreply
October 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

FYI, I followed up with an expert on Ethiopian music and this was Aster’s very first recording. Full response:
“It was released by the famous Tango Music Shop which still exists in A. Ababa. On the album cover you also see Kaifa Records which reminds us of the local record companies established around the end of the 1960 and beginning of the 1970. These tracks of Aster are completely different than her contemporary songs, the arrangements and her style of singing. I think it was even after this album when Aster gradually started to show her individual and very distinct musical and vocal talents changing her style.”

December 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Where did you find this? I actually saw a copy of this a couple of days ago in Addis Ababa though didn’t buy it. As Phil Briggs says the Tango music shop is still there in Addis selling great Ethiopian tunes…

Jil Nele Naanreply
December 30, 2010 at 3:58 am

this one is a gem! really wish there were a lot more early aster aweke recordings around

January 8, 2011 at 2:43 am

So good. I’ve been playing this in class while my students are working independently. Needless to say, things have been chiiiilllllllll.

February 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

wonderful! really love this one

Mike Janssenreply
February 24, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Sweet stuff. I wonder what the drum is.

March 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I have a perfect copy of this tape to share – hit me up – its Caramilla

May 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I know most os Aster songs but nevre heard these songs. tnks dude for posting this lovely song!

October 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hi Brian, I’ve just become aware of your blog via a feature in the Observer, here in the UK. Thank you, it is a terrific blog and I look forward to exploring it in more depth – I have already spent a very happy half hour browsing.
Aster Aweke is a most amazing singer – maybe you will already know of it, but in case you do not, Philippe Decouffle, the French choreographer, created an exquisite dance piece for one of her songs – check it out here:
Best wishes from London,

April 26, 2015 at 3:24 am

I cannot find one site in the whole world that knows the names of the songs. Isn’t there anyone who can at least translate? I love this tape!

June 5, 2015 at 5:22 pm

To die for!

Nur Husseinreply
November 1, 2017 at 11:57 am

Aster,have been lestening Ti your music fir the last 35 years. You are awesome, talented, unique and a gift to all of Ethiopians. Your amazing voice and song takes me to a different world. I wish I could tell me your next concert and would love to attend with great pleasure.

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