While music lovers around the world have been showing a huge interest in Ethiopian reissues from the 70s, neighboring Eritrea has in a way vanished from the world’s radar. Today, the Asmara All Stars continue to play in a style reminiscent of the golden age of the big band sound, charged with Eri-jazz, soul and roots reggae.
The decades of isolation have somehow kept this music alive. After thirty years of war with Ethiopia and a decade of seclusion, the Asmara All Stars now introduce some of the best musicians and vocalists from Eritrea on the album Eritrea’s Got Soul (Out Here Records).
Author: World Music Central News Department
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