Welcome to The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music


The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music is an independent Washington based 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organizations, working to promote the performance, preservation, dissemination and public appreciation of advanced music in general and Eritrean music in particular.
The missions of the foundation are:
  • Cultivate an awareness, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music in Eritrean culture from the artistic legends of the past, which includes Abraham Afewerki, to the musical innovators of the future generations of music professionals.
  • AAFM shall establish and maintain an education establishment that offers education to needy and talented children and youth in Eritrea.
  • AAFM is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of national and international musical creators in today's society.
  • AAFM shall also Provide support for music performance and music education projects approved by the foundation which are aimed at encouraging performance opportunities for young Eritrean music creators.
  • AAFFM shall participate and contribute to the awareness of important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the importance of preserving our rich cultural legacy.

  • AAFM promotes interest in music and seeks ways to organize Youth Concerts in the public schools designed to introduce children and young people to fine music and to provide education for music appreciation.
  • AAFFM is dedicated to supporting young Eritrean music architects and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs.




Afewerki's Tribute Concert: A Successful Fundraiser Event

April 24, 2007

The Abraham
Afewerki tribute event held on April 14, 2007 and organized by the Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music (AAFM), surpassed even the organizers' expectations. The organizers expected a few hundred people to show up but by the time the show reached its peack more than a thousand people were in the Presidential Ball Room inside the Capital Hilton Hotel. Candlelit ambiance, combined with an elegant décor of the Ball Room and a huge poster that carried Abraham's picture hoisted up on the stage facing the audience, made it feel like Abraham was there in spirit, even if he wasn't in body... more


The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music To Be Formed
November, 2006

Last month Eritrea suffered the sudden death of a great artist that has entertained and inspired the public inside and outside the country for nearly two decades. Abraham Afewerki's unique voice, penetrating words, and inimitable musical style had made him by all accounts perhaps the greatest contemporary cultural voice of his generation. He was a great communicator who easily captivated and motivated his listeners. His ability to successfully articulate social issues that impacted Eritreans in their daily lives endeared him to his audiences all over the world ... more



2007 The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music