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ThisIsLocalLondon.co.uk: Why you need to know about Abrham Afewerki

Posted by: Berhane Habtemariam

Date: Friday, 08 April 2022

5th April Although I live in England I am connected to my Eritrean roots through the beautiful musical sounds.One artist that I am fond of is Abrham Afwerk. Abrham was born 30 January 1969 in Asmera,Eritrea during the Eritrea war of independence .Abraham and his family fled fighting and lives as refugees in Sudan.He was interested in music from an early age, taking up the harmonica.Abraham joined the Eritrea people’s Liberation Front(EPLF) at the age of 12,as a member of a culture troupe which toured areas controlled by the EPLF.He began writing his own song and music regarding the war,performing them from 1979 onwards. Abrham moved to Italy, where he learned to play the Krar, a five or six stringed bowl-shaped lyre from Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is turned to a pentatonics scale. A modern Krar may be amplified,much in the same way as an electric guitar or violin. And he continues to write songs in the theme of Eritrea nationalism. After several years,he moved to the United States where he studied for a bachelor’s degree with honours. Abrham first releases, Wegahta(sunrise)was released in 1991 During the following 15 years, Abraham released two more albums which further propelled his among Eritreans.His songs were popular because his lyrics expressed a strong and poetic image of Eritrean’s culture. His song “Abzhalena Alina”(Wherever We Are)became greatly popular in Eritrea and the world,his socially conscious words and evocative lyrics talked of the bravery of the nation. In his final release,entitled Semai(“sky in Tigrinya. ” Abrham collaborates with several Eritrean musician,the result of which an exquisite sound. Abrham continue to blend his music with jazz,R&B, and reggae rhythms at the same time maintaining his music’s originally and authenticity.One song from the album,Semay Iyu Deretey”(The Sky's My Limit),has become on of the popular song in Eritrea. Abrham died on 7 October 2006 by drowning when he tried to save a friend in the Red Sea near Massawa. Abrham friend allegedly got his foot stuck in quicksand underwater was drowning when Abrham came to rescue him.He had returned to Eritrea to produce film musical.Posthumously,Abraham continues to be held in high regard by his follower Eritrean artist,who bear much appreciation and respect.His musical influence has also spread to Ethiopia where his music has been reproduced by other musicians signing in a different language other than his native Tigrinya. Abrham have a lot of song such as .1991 Wegahta(Sunrise) .1994(Tesfa’iya snqey(Hope is my supply/kit) .1998 MsTir fqri (secret of love) .2000 Hadera(promise ) .2006 Semaie(sky) In my opinion my Favourite song is (Sdray) it means My family.Because he describes my family how much i love them and miss them. Here are the lyrics of the song.In tigrinya. ስድራይ! ኣመና ናፊቀ ናፊቀኩም ስድራይ የሰንፈኒ ሎ ናፍቆት ስድራ-ቤተይ ይናፍቅ ኣለኹ ይናፍቅ ስድራ- ቤተይ ኣመና ናፊቀ ናፊቀኩም ስድራይ ኣቤት ዘፍቅረኩም ስድራይ ምፍቃር እካ ክውሕደኩም እትረፍ ተፈሌኩም ምሳይ ከለኹም እካ ዝናፍቀኩም ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለኩም ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ ኣሃይይ ኮቶ ነይጠፋኣኩም ኣሃይይይ ኣደይ ዘፍቅረኪ ርሖይ ምፍቃር እካ ክውሕደኪ እትረፍ ተፈሌኪ ምሳይ ከለኺ ካ ዝናፍቀኪ ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለኪ ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ ኣሃይይ ኮቶ ነይጠፋኣኪ ኣሃይይ ወላዲተይ ብህያዊ ፍቅሪ መላኣኽ መሬት ልእኽቲ ፈጣሪ ዕንቆት ፍቅሪ ዊቃኖስ ናይ ባሕሪ ተግባራትኪ ፍረ ለዋህ ባህሪ ክንደይ ምስጢር ትሓቁፍ ከብድኺ ክንደይ ምኽሪ ትልግስ ልሳንኪ ክንደይ ጽንዓት ተዘንቱ ሽምጥኺ ክንደይ ሓበን ተፍሪ ማህጸንኪ ክንደይ ተስፋ ትዕድል ሂወትኪ ክትህቢ ዩ ፈጢሩ ንዓኺ ከምቲ ዝፈትወካ ኣቦይ ኣቦይ ምፍቃር እካ ክውሕደካ እትረፍ ተፈሌካ ምሳይ ከለኻ ካ ዝናፍቀካ ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለካ ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ ኣሃይይ ኮቶ ነይጠፋኣካ ኣሃይይ ብዙሕ ዘፍቅረኩም ወለደይ ፍቅሪ እካ ክውሕደኩም እትረፍ ርሒቀኩም ከለኹም ኣጽዒቀ ዘይጸግበኩም ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለኩም ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ የሀይይ ኮተ ነይጠፋኣኩም ኣሃይይ ክበሩለይ ፍቁራት ወለዲ ናይ ሂወተይ መራሕቲ መንገዲ ኩሉ ሓላፋይ ዩ ኢልኩምኒ ኣእሚንኩም ድማ ኣብዚ ኣብጺሕኩምኒ ዘዋህለልክዎ መብጽዓ ለኒ ዋልታ ክኸነኩም ከብቅዓኒ ጻማ ናይ ጻዕርኹም ከኽሕሰኒ ጸለትኩም ሞት ርእዩ ፈለየኒ መርቁኒ ምርቓ ወላዲ ከብርሃለይ ናይ ሂወት መንገዲ ፍቁራት የሕዋተይ ናብራ ናይ ገዛና ዘሕለፍናዮ ሂወት ናፊቀ ዘይከውን ኮይንኒ የ ርሒቀ ይምርሽ ኣለኹ ሓልየትኩም ፍቅርኹም ሰኒቀ እንታይ ክኸነኩም ድቀይ ምፍቃር ዳኣ ከይውሕደኩም እትረፍ ትፈሌኩም ኣብ ሕቅፎይ ከለኹም ዝናፍቀኩም ወሊድካ ፈትኖ የሀይይ ተባሂለ ቅድሜኹም ኣሃይይ ሃየ ሓንቁቅለይ ኣሃይይ ንፍቅርቲ ኣዴኹም ኣሃይይ ኣለኒ ግዜ ናፍቆት ከሰንፈኒ ምኻኣል ይስእኖ ኩሉ ጠንጢንካ ሃጽ ኢልካ ኺድ ይመጸኒ ከም ሻሙ ዳሕራይ ብዓይነይ ክርእየኩም ስድራይ(2) ይናፍቅ ኣለኹ ይሓስብ ኣለኹ ባኣኹም ፍቁራት ስድራይ ከይትሽገሩ ከየሕምቀኩም ናብራ ከይህሉ ጸገም ኣነ ከለኹ ኣብ ዓለም (2) ነብሰይ ርሒቁ ኣሃይይ ይኳታህ ኣሎ ኣሃይይ ቀልበይ ባኣኹም ኣሃይይ ተገዚኡ ሎ ኣሃይይ ልበይ ምሳኹም ኣሃይይ የዋግዕ ኣሎ ኣሃይይ ባህገይ ምሳኹም ኣሃይይ ኣሳፊሑ ሎ ኣሃይይ (2) In English My family! I miss you so much, I miss my family, I miss my family, I miss you so much, I miss my family, I miss you so much Love my family, love you, love you, When you are with me, I will miss you. My tongue will not reveal it, my tongue will say to you, My desire, my thoughts, my thoughts, my cottage, my cottage, my joy My mother loves you, stays with me, misses you My tongue will not reveal it, I will say to you, My dreams, my thoughts, my coats, my tongue, my thoughts, my thoughts My mum is in the love of the land, the princess, the creator of pearls, the creator of pearls, the love of the sea, the fruits of your mildness, the secrets of your behaviour, how much advice you give to your belly, how much perseverance you have recounted, how proud you are to give your womb, how much hope you will give you. Love my father, love you, love you, stay away from you, miss you when you are with me My tongue will not reveal it, I will say to you, 'I will not let you down, I will say to you, ' My desire, my thoughts, my coats, my tongue My parents, whom I love so much, love you, love you, do not be satisfied while you are far away My tongue will not reveal it, i will say to you, 'My highness, my desire, my thoughts. Honourable parents of Hewlett, leaders of all my ways, and convinced me that you have made me a trustworthy servant of Jehovah, and you have made a promise to me that you have saved me here, that I may be able to take care of you, that I may be able to take care of you, that I may be rewarded for your hard work. He saw death, he separated me, he blessed me, he blessed me, he gave me a parent, Hewitt's way of life, my beloved brothers, life in our home, he was homesick, I was not afraid, I was marching far away, you kept your love. Love what I can care for you, love you, love you, love you, and miss you when you are in my arms Give birth to a son, and try it, and let me be said to you, 'Ahiei, hay,' and let me go, and let me be my mother's beloved. I am yearning, I am thinking, irritating my beloved family, that you may not be harassed, that there may be no life in the world when I am (2) My bath is far away, my mouth is high, my ears are in subjection to you, my heart is war with you, my heart is war with you, my desire is with you, my desire, my passion, my desire, my joy, my desire, my love, my love, my joy, my love, my love, my joy. Although I live in England I am connected to my Eritrean roots through the beautiful musical sounds.One artist that I am fond of is Abrham Afwerk. Abrham was born 30 January 1996 in Asmera,Eritrea during the Eritrea war of independence .Abraham and his family fled fighting and lives as refugees in Sudan.He was interested in music from an early age, taking up the harmonica.Abraham joined the Eritrea people’s Liberation Front(EPLF) at the age of 12,as a member of a culture troupe which toured areas controlled by the EPLF.He began writing his own song and music regarding the war,performing them from 1979 onwards. Abrham moved to Italy, where he learned to play the Krar, a five or six stringed bowl-shaped lyre from Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is turned to a pentatonics scale. A modern Krar may be amplified,much in the same way as an electric guitar or violin. And he continues to write songs in the theme of Eritrea nationalism. After several years,he moved to the United States where he studied for a bachelor’s degree with honours. Abrham first releases, Wegahta(sunrise)was released in 1991 During the following 15 years, Abraham released two more albums which further propelled his among Eritreans.His songs were popular because his lyrics expressed a strong and poetic image of Eritrean’s culture. His song “Abzhalena Alina”(Wherever We Are)became greatly popular in Eritrea and the world,his socially conscious words and evocative lyrics talked of the bravery of the nation. In his final release,entitled Semai(“sky in Tigrinya. ” Abrham collaborates with several Eritrean musician,the result of which an exquisite sound. Abrham continue to blend his music with jazz,R&B, and reggae rhythms at the same time maintaining his music’s originally and authenticity.One song from the album,Semay Iyu Deretey”(The Sky's My Limit),has become on of the popular song in Eritrea. Abrham died on 7 October 2006 by drowning when he tried to save a friend in the Red Sea near Massawa. Abrham friend allegedly got his foot stuck in quicksand underwater was drowning when Abrham came to rescue him.He had returned to Eritrea to produce film musical.Posthumously,Abraham continues to be held in high regard by his follower Eritrean artist,who bear much appreciation and respect.His musical influence has also spread to Ethiopia where his music has been reproduced by other musicians signing in a different language other than his native Tigrinya. Abrham have a lot of song such as .1991 Wegahta(Sunrise) .1994(Tesfa’iya snqey(Hope is my supply/kit) .1998 MsTir fqri (secret of love) .2000 Hadera(promise ) .2006 Semaie(sky) In my opinion my Favourite song is (Sdray) it means My family.Because he describes my family how much i love them and miss them. Here are the lyrics of the song.In tigrinya. ስድራይ! ኣመና ናፊቀ ናፊቀኩም ስድራይ የሰንፈኒ ሎ ናፍቆት ስድራ-ቤተይ ይናፍቅ ኣለኹ ይናፍቅ ስድራ- ቤተይ ኣመና ናፊቀ ናፊቀኩም ስድራይ ኣቤት ዘፍቅረኩም ስድራይ ምፍቃር እካ ክውሕደኩም እትረፍ ተፈሌኩም ምሳይ ከለኹም እካ ዝናፍቀኩም ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለኩም ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ ኣሃይይ ኮቶ ነይጠፋኣኩም ኣሃይይይ ኣደይ ዘፍቅረኪ ርሖይ ምፍቃር እካ ክውሕደኪ እትረፍ ተፈሌኪ ምሳይ ከለኺ ካ ዝናፍቀኪ ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለኪ ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ ኣሃይይ ኮቶ ነይጠፋኣኪ ኣሃይይ ወላዲተይ ብህያዊ ፍቅሪ መላኣኽ መሬት ልእኽቲ ፈጣሪ ዕንቆት ፍቅሪ ዊቃኖስ ናይ ባሕሪ ተግባራትኪ ፍረ ለዋህ ባህሪ ክንደይ ምስጢር ትሓቁፍ ከብድኺ ክንደይ ምኽሪ ትልግስ ልሳንኪ ክንደይ ጽንዓት ተዘንቱ ሽምጥኺ ክንደይ ሓበን ተፍሪ ማህጸንኪ ክንደይ ተስፋ ትዕድል ሂወትኪ ክትህቢ ዩ ፈጢሩ ንዓኺ ከምቲ ዝፈትወካ ኣቦይ ኣቦይ ምፍቃር እካ ክውሕደካ እትረፍ ተፈሌካ ምሳይ ከለኻ ካ ዝናፍቀካ ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለካ ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ ኣሃይይ ኮቶ ነይጠፋኣካ ኣሃይይ ብዙሕ ዘፍቅረኩም ወለደይ ፍቅሪ እካ ክውሕደኩም እትረፍ ርሒቀኩም ከለኹም ኣጽዒቀ ዘይጸግበኩም ልሳነይ ኣይገልጾን ኣሃይይ ትልበይ ዝብለኩም ኣሃይይ ትምኒተይ ሓሳበይ የሀይይ ኮተ ነይጠፋኣኩም ኣሃይይ ክበሩለይ ፍቁራት ወለዲ ናይ ሂወተይ መራሕቲ መንገዲ ኩሉ ሓላፋይ ዩ ኢልኩምኒ ኣእሚንኩም ድማ ኣብዚ ኣብጺሕኩምኒ ዘዋህለልክዎ መብጽዓ ለኒ ዋልታ ክኸነኩም ከብቅዓኒ ጻማ ናይ ጻዕርኹም ከኽሕሰኒ ጸለትኩም ሞት ርእዩ ፈለየኒ መርቁኒ ምርቓ ወላዲ ከብርሃለይ ናይ ሂወት መንገዲ ፍቁራት የሕዋተይ ናብራ ናይ ገዛና ዘሕለፍናዮ ሂወት ናፊቀ ዘይከውን ኮይንኒ የ ርሒቀ ይምርሽ ኣለኹ ሓልየትኩም ፍቅርኹም ሰኒቀ እንታይ ክኸነኩም ድቀይ ምፍቃር ዳኣ ከይውሕደኩም እትረፍ ትፈሌኩም ኣብ ሕቅፎይ ከለኹም ዝናፍቀኩም ወሊድካ ፈትኖ የሀይይ ተባሂለ ቅድሜኹም ኣሃይይ ሃየ ሓንቁቅለይ ኣሃይይ ንፍቅርቲ ኣዴኹም ኣሃይይ ኣለኒ ግዜ ናፍቆት ከሰንፈኒ ምኻኣል ይስእኖ ኩሉ ጠንጢንካ ሃጽ ኢልካ ኺድ ይመጸኒ ከም ሻሙ ዳሕራይ ብዓይነይ ክርእየኩም ስድራይ(2) ይናፍቅ ኣለኹ ይሓስብ ኣለኹ ባኣኹም ፍቁራት ስድራይ ከይትሽገሩ ከየሕምቀኩም ናብራ ከይህሉ ጸገም ኣነ ከለኹ ኣብ ዓለም (2) ነብሰይ ርሒቁ ኣሃይይ ይኳታህ ኣሎ ኣሃይይ ቀልበይ ባኣኹም ኣሃይይ ተገዚኡ ሎ ኣሃይይ ልበይ ምሳኹም ኣሃይይ የዋግዕ ኣሎ ኣሃይይ ባህገይ ምሳኹም ኣሃይይ ኣሳፊሑ ሎ ኣሃይይ (2) In English My family! I miss you so much, I miss my family, I miss my family, I miss you so much, I miss my family, I miss you so much Love my family, love you, love you, When you are with me, I will miss you. My tongue will not reveal it, my tongue will say to you, My desire, my thoughts, my thoughts, my cottage, my cottage, my joy My mother loves you, stays with me, misses you My tongue will not reveal it, I will say to you, My dreams, my thoughts, my coats, my tongue, my thoughts, my thoughts My mum is in the love of the land, the princess, the creator of pearls, the creator of pearls, the love of the sea, the fruits of your mildness, the secrets of your behaviour, how much advice you give to your belly, how much perseverance you have recounted, how proud you are to give your womb, how much hope you will give you. Love my father, love you, love you, stay away from you, miss you when you are with me My tongue will not reveal it, I will say to you, 'I will not let you down, I will say to you, ' My desire, my thoughts, my coats, my tongue My parents, whom I love so much, love you, love you, do not be satisfied while you are far away My tongue will not reveal it, i will say to you, 'My highness, my desire, my thoughts. Honourable parents of Hewlett, leaders of all my ways, and convinced me that you have made me a trustworthy servant of Jehovah, and you have made a promise to me that you have saved me here, that I may be able to take care of you, that I may be able to take care of you, that I may be rewarded for your hard work. He saw death, he separated me, he blessed me, he blessed me, he gave me a parent, Hewitt's way of life, my beloved brothers, life in our home, he was homesick, I was not afraid, I was marching far away, you kept your love. Love what I can care for you, love you, love you, love you, and miss you when you are in my arms Give birth to a son, and try it, and let me be said to you, 'Ahiei, hay,' and let me go, and let me be my mother's beloved. I am yearning, I am thinking, irritating my beloved family, that you may not be harassed, that there may be no life in the world when I am (2) My bath is far away, my mouth is high, my ears are in subjection to you, my heart is war with you, my heart is war with you, my desire is with you, my desire, my passion, my desire, my joy, my desire, my love, my love, my joy, my love, my love, my joy.

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