Monday, September 10, 2012


Awalom Gebremariam—Desaes

Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Side B
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10 
Track 11

Thanks to my pal Patrick Seabase—celebrated fixed gear bike athlete—for this cassette from Eritrea, which he picked up while filming Asmawa, a documentary about a beautiful and challenging bike trip down there. This is a highly addictive take on Eritrean Tigrinya-language Bahlawi music. Legit modern sounds culled from relatively ancient means. Patrick says he heard this tape over and over again while traveling in Eritrea. I have been playing it on repeat myself and I am thoroughly obsessed.

I love your blog, but could you please .zip the songs into one file?
Ancestral music!

The new aduna Blog is ready now...
Feel free to visit it & to make a link on your site if you like it.

You rock! Thanks for this excellent blog. Really enjoying me some Awalom at the moment.

To the Anonymous poster requesting the songs be zipped into one file, I suggest you use Songbird. Point it to this blog and it will download the songs for you. Even easier as no need to unzip.
The title is Desdes not Desaes. The top part of d is covered with the tgrigna word
awesome!!!!!! Thank you
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