Asrat Ayalew

Vocals/Masenqo
EHTIOPIA

Asrat has been a professional kebero player for eight years, throughout which he has nurtured profound musical bonds with some of the best traditional singers and masenqo players in Ethiopia. He performed in the USA as a founding member of the trio Zena Bel Bandas and as part of Debo Band, playing the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Levitt Pavillion, Joe’s Pub, Lowell Folk Music Festival, Chicago World Music Festival and many more. He has worked with Akale Wube , ETH and Arat Kilo, and has recorded with France’s Badum Band. He regularly performs at Addis Ababa’s Fendika Azmaribet Bet.