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New single, ‘I faram gami, I faram’ for Adwa

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On May 02, Jemberu Demeke’s, lead single ‘I faram gami, I faram’ (አይፈራም ጋሜ, አይፈራም) featuring the living legend Mulatu Astatke will be released in connection with Adwa celebration.
This track will be the lead single from Jemberu’s upcoming self-titled album that will be released across all platforms in a couple of weeks.
Jemberu Demeke, whose real name is Jedidiah Wondwossen, is a 21 year old music prodigy who teamed up with producer and friend Leakemihret Getachew to create a masterpiece of an album. What they have tried to do with this self-titled album is find gaps between the different genres that resonate to Ethiopian ears and create their own sound in that space. They have also sampled some popular tracks from the golden era of Ethiopian music to pay homage to the giants of Ethiopian music and have their fans the contribution they have made to help music get to where it is now.
The original ‘I faram Gami, I faram’ track was produced by Mulatu Astatke 50 years go in New York. It was hugely popular at the time that one could even find it in juke boxes around the city in New York.

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