Aster Aweke

For more than 30 years, singer/songwriter Aster Aweke has been entertaining audiences across the globe. Her songs have become anthems to her fans in Ethiopia, as well as to Ethiopians living abroad, and she continues to win the hearts and minds of world music lovers. "Ewedihalehu" (I Love You), her 24th album, was produced with her longtime arranger, Abegasu Kibrework Shiota, and also features the work of exciting new music producers, Henock Negash, and Maru. This electrifying album is sure to delight long-time and new fans alike.

With the release of her many albums – including Aster, Kabu, Ebo, Aster Aweke Live in London, Hagerë, Sugar, Aster’s Ballads, Fikir, and Checheho – Aster has topped both the Billboard and College Music Journal’s (CMJ) specialist charts. Kabu reached and remained at the #1 position for four weeks on the CMJ New World music chart and was in the Top 10 for five consecutive charts (10 weeks) on Billboard’s World Music chart. She has performed for audiences at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, and various European festivals, and has shared the stage with many renowned singers and performers including Hue Masekela, Maria Makeba, Mano Dibango and Bradford Marsalis. Aster has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including the acclaimed Night Music on the NBC television network, where she appeared as a special guest of the host, David Sanborn, one of America’s musical trendsetters. She has also appeared on CNN, BBC radio and television, PBS radio and television, CBC, and London’s Channel 4 Big World Café. Print appearances include Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.



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