It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:
Also listening to:

Aster Aweke

When she arrived in her homeland in 1997 for the first time since she'd left in 1981, Ethiopian-born and Washington, D.C.-based songstress Aster Aweke was greeted by thousands of loyal followers awaiting her plane. During the month-long tour that followed, Aweke performed before more than 80,000 people and showed that she remains one of Ethiopia's best-loved performers.

Aweke has been equally successful throughout the world. Her second album, Kabu, spent four weeks in the top position on the CMJ New Music Charts, and was in the Top Ten of Billboard's World Music Charts for ten weeks in 1990.

A native of Gandor, a small town near Lake Tara, Aweke was raised in the capital city of Addis Ababa. The daughter of senior civil servant in the Imperial government, Aweke was determined to become a musician by the age of 13. By her late teens, she was singing in Addis Ababa clubs and hotels with such bands as the Continental Band, Hotel D'Afrique Band, Shebele Band, and the Ibex Band (before they became the internationally known Roha Band). Launching a solo career, Aweke was encouraged by musical entrepreneur Ali Tango, who financed and released five cassettes and two singles of her music. By 1981, Aweke had become disillusioned by Ethiopia's oppressive political climate and relocated to the United States. Temporarily settling in the Bay Area of California with plans to pursue an education; within two years, Aweke continued on to Washington, D.C., the site of the largest Ethiopian population in the U.S. After building a following with her performances in local Ethiopian restaurants, Aweke toured the U.S. and Europe in 1985. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Nice diversificat i o n ! Good to see Pandora bringing songs of people's culture from countries like Ethiopia. My one concerns is that if artists from such countries are aware of their songs being played over sites like Pandora and get their share as much as European and U.S. artists.
Report as inappropriate
Thank you PANDORA!!
Report as inappropriate
Love u aster happy Easter
Report as inappropriate
rafel2k2
Bio should read Gondar and not Gandor , and 'Lake Tana instead of Lake Tara .
Report as inappropriate
Love u astu
Report as inappropriate
boruehuka
F**king all habesha songs
Report as inappropriate
The magical vibration of Ethiopian music uplifts and inspires.
Report as inappropriate
biniam_gabri e l
Wonderful! Makes me want to fall in love, with an Ethiopian woman again, as if for the first time! ;-)))
Report as inappropriate
& thank YOU, Ms. Aweke, for the special music!!! :-D
Report as inappropriate
YES!!!!
I have FINALLY found Aster Aweke again, after 2 many years without her music.......
My FAVORITE, of all the great African women who enrich our lives continually. . . . . . .
She has such a unique & beautiful voice!!!
THANK YOU, GOD, & thank you, Pandora!!! :-D
Report as inappropriate
What A nice music all the way from Ethiopia to California
Report as inappropriate
CORRECTION: The town is Gondar not Gandor. And it is near Lake Tana, not Tara.
Thank you, Pandora!
Report as inappropriate
Beste
Report as inappropriate
Astuka
Report as inappropriate
Betam enamesgnalne Aster!!!!
Report as inappropriate
You are the best n glad you are on Pandora. Your song took me back to my high school days.which I had lots of fun with my sweet heart and my friends. Your music is soothing
Report as inappropriate
I remenber when i was back home listening her with my older sister and i'm so glad that i got chance to listen her greatest music and goes so far where i was before Lvu astuka <3
Report as inappropriate
I don't have a word to say...u just
Lovely !!!!
Report as inappropriate
I love her.. Her all musics are on my mind ... I m glad listening her music in pandora <3
Report as inappropriate
I love you Aster
Report as inappropriate
Luv u Atstu...!
Report as inappropriate
Love you Aster!
Report as inappropriate
Love u astu!
Report as inappropriate
wube07
I happy I can listen Ethiopian musics on Pandora
Report as inappropriate
aygoda
Aster!
Report as inappropriate
motleyva
Victor Motley: I lived in Ethiopia during the lat days of Haile Selassie. Beautiful country, people and music.
Report as inappropriate
my older brother love her.i remamber my mom alwayes sayed pleas stop lisen to her.now i become one of the greates fun to her.aster is one of the great singer in the world.I LOVE YOU GIRL.
Report as inappropriate
Classic! :)
Report as inappropriate
lmdanger
the bio should read Lake Tana--not Tara. Beautiful region, in a beautiful country
Report as inappropriate
beliyou1
just saw her this past weekend in Atlanta.. she is amazing.. love you Aster...
Report as inappropriate
isaleh1
Aster's first trip back home was in 1998. She had a performances at Sheration Hotel and Jan- Meda. I was at the Jan-Meda concert. Then I think she went back in 1999 where she had a big concert at Addis Ababa Staduim. (Then unknown Teddy Afro was a backup singer.) And FYI she was born in Hamusit, Gondar. I am not sure if Hamusit is near Lake Tana. But I could be wrong.
Report as inappropriate
vpm304
It is Gondar not Gandor. Lake Tana, not Tara. 1961 sounds way off whether it is in Ethiopian calendar or gregorian.
Report as inappropriate
jojo7m86
i think its 1961 in ethiopian calendar (its 2003 now there)
Report as inappropriate
muler20010
beloved
Report as inappropriate
Very true that should be fixed :)
Report as inappropriate
1961 is the year she was born. Just saying.

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[64, 66, 85, 103, 116, 71, 98, 127, 110, 76, 66, 113, 112, 106, 118, 66, 86, 126, 83, 110, 78, 122, 90, 111, 109, 120, 77, 115, 83, 97, 82, 71, 96, 68, 79, 80, 122, 77, 116, 120, 109, 103, 72, 121, 100, 67, 77, 125, 86, 127, 85, 73, 94, 69, 109, 95, 92, 68, 123, 126, 70, 120, 88, 72, 79, 81, 86, 93, 92, 83, 115, 75, 81, 109, 91, 70, 104, 127, 120, 93, 72, 97, 86, 89, 115, 65, 95, 97, 102, 107, 120, 94, 74, 119, 121, 123, 114, 125, 86, 94, 85, 81, 121, 116, 104, 88, 104, 112, 124, 105, 102, 106, 94, 76, 102, 83, 99, 74, 72, 98, 112, 91, 118, 120, 121, 110, 101, 89, 71, 93, 96, 113, 115, 93, 73, 89, 70, 66, 79, 102, 85, 122, 79, 96, 79, 75, 79, 86, 117, 72, 107, 124, 75, 114, 78, 92, 85, 90, 111, 116, 66, 88, 119, 74, 103, 92, 126, 69, 102, 98, 72, 119, 119, 69, 84, 91, 89, 76, 83, 111, 100, 76, 102, 122, 82, 111, 79, 115, 102, 110, 100, 83, 107, 104, 101, 120, 83, 67, 88, 116, 110, 110, 64, 111, 126, 102, 100, 101, 100, 87, 74, 114, 93, 122, 78, 111, 65, 86, 90, 80, 69, 125, 124, 110, 94, 76, 77, 95, 99, 126, 92, 67, 67, 80, 94, 98, 86, 111, 100, 117, 72, 84, 77, 85, 99, 112, 114, 86, 109, 114, 104, 72, 122, 96, 78, 126, 82, 107, 83, 121, 110, 90, 87, 70, 73, 124, 121, 85, 95, 81, 93, 76, 119, 69, 66, 104, 70, 126, 75, 79, 110, 81, 101, 104, 65, 121, 102, 107, 124, 111, 113, 74, 94, 87, 111, 117, 105, 88, 114, 81, 74, 65, 92, 70, 77, 86, 103, 67, 117, 88, 80, 93, 114, 92, 113, 118, 106, 123, 88, 75, 64, 73, 109, 88, 93, 127, 87, 64, 74, 73, 78, 84, 82, 103, 103, 70, 124, 86, 82, 89, 93, 95, 126, 68, 126, 100, 115, 80, 93, 72, 125, 67, 120, 118, 122, 86, 76, 102, 84, 68, 77, 78, 101, 109, 65, 119, 95, 89, 100, 78, 102, 126, 114, 90, 117, 105, 79, 76, 82, 87, 117, 83, 106, 115, 77, 95, 116, 88, 126, 109, 101, 85, 121, 65, 85, 116, 67, 97, 123, 113, 69, 126, 116, 82, 116, 78, 90, 76, 122, 115, 71, 120, 72, 92, 71, 72, 101, 74, 81, 115, 127, 111, 121, 125, 116, 105, 79, 111, 72, 102, 105, 90, 96, 118, 103, 94, 108, 70, 68, 75, 100, 106, 81, 121, 121, 112, 111, 90, 95, 92, 97, 109, 94, 109, 71, 66, 98, 109, 98, 86, 122, 65, 72, 69, 111, 93, 73, 91, 96, 115, 111, 64, 113, 119, 124, 111, 70, 127, 107, 111, 109, 106, 78, 82, 64, 109, 122, 99, 85, 89, 103, 126, 121, 127, 83, 75, 73, 74, 87, 104, 121, 66, 65, 95, 89, 96, 84, 116, 84, 120, 112, 72]