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  • 1. Desdes
  • 2. Tehhelo
  • 3. Teumat Chena
  • 4. Aadu
  • 5. Eritrea
  • 6. Salel
  • 7. Segamaye
  • 8. Malegaanya
  • 9. Gwaal Haagaraye
  • 10. Showite Sigem

Awesome Tapes From Africa issues a cassette by an Eritrean artist called Awalom Gebremariam. 'Desdes' is a take on Bahlawi music, an Eritrean Tigrinya-language music style, made before But before he left his hometown, the Eritrean capital, Asmara. This beautifully entrancing release remains the artist's only recording. 

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