Remembering Abraham Afewerki

Personal Reflections

In Memory of Abraham Afewerki

By Biniam Tekle

A dark October
Painful to remember
A rambling ocean
Intense with deadly force
Two bright stars perish  
Gone without end
An unexpected quiet
Reverberating silence
Felt near and far

A friend of mine
Was once here before
Singing songs of hope
With his silky voice
Touching souls 

His golden glow
Though seems to fade
I hear his voice again
Indelibly printed in my brain
I hear him sing again
To the heart in pain
He serenades
To mend and love again
To a life in predicament
He urges perseverance
The eternal optimist
Infects with his music
Spreading hopes of peace   

I look up to the sky
As I remember the star
Instead, I see doves fly
Through the air
Wings gently glide
And I wished once more
He was around
But I realize
Though his wings remain folded
His legacy still soars
In our memory
In our hearts
Forever young
Singing songs of love
Singing songs of hope
With his silky voice
Touching souls

ዕምባባ ረጊፉ

መሓሪ ገብረኣብ
October, 06, 2007

ዕምባባ ረጊፉ

ውቁብ ቂሐ ጽልሚ ድርሰቱ
ተስፋ ፍቕሪ ስኒት ጽንዓት ኣሚቱ
ጀጋኑ ሃገር ክጽዕቱ
ከቲቡ ቃል ምስክርነቱ

ኤረና ኢሉ ጨዲሩ
ብፍቕሪ ሓድነት ሕበሩ
ዘይትውዳአ ፈትሊ
አሪትራዊ ባህሊ

ልግሲ ዜማ እምብዛ ጥዒሙ
ዙርያ ህይወት ገሊጹ ትርጉሙ
ድንቂ ክእለት ዘገርም ዓቕሙ
ምስጢር ጥበቡ ሒዙዎ ተዓዚሙ
ብዙሕ አንዳተጸቤናስ ግና ከም ዋዛ ሃጢሙ

ዕምባባ ረጊፉ
ሓመድ እምኒ ተነጺፉ
ኣእዳዉ ተዓጺፉ
ሞት ዘይተርፍ ሓሊፉ
ብንኡሱ ተኾሊፉ
ረዚን መልእኽቲ ገዲፉ





Abraham Afewerki

A Year Later: Remembering Abraham Afewerki

October 4, 2007

A year ago, on October 7th, 2006, singer songwriter Abraham Afewerki and his friend keyboardist Robel Solomon took an ill-fated trip to the Red Sea, they never made it back alive. At the time of his death Abraham had already achieved an iconic status in his country and neighboring countries. His sudden death was greeted with shock and an outpouring of love like never seen before. One year after his death, family, friends, and fans are still grappling with his loss. The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For music, a non-profit organization that was formed in honor of his name, observes October 7th in remembrance of the legendary singer. 

On october 6th, 2007, in his home town Debarwa, Eritrea, a cultural show in remembrance and tribute of Abraham Afewerki will take place. The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music thanks all those who are involved in organizing the event and we wish them success.

On October 7th, family, friends, and Abraham's fans will remember Abrahm and Robel during a Sunday church service at the Medhani Alem Orthodox Church located on 150 S. Street N.W., Washington D.C.

2007 The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music