Fetsum and guitarist Leon Schurz
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Folk singer FETSUM on music and his Eritrean roots

Urban folk singer FETSUM was born in Egypt to Eritrean parents and grew up in Italy and Germany, where he currently lives.

His songs - which combine traditional African rhythms with soul, reggae, folk and rock - bear testimony to that mix of experiences.

He sang one of them, Waitin' for You, from his album The Colors of Hope, accompanied by guitarist Leon Schurz, for the BBC's Focus on Africa.

And he told presenter Komla Dumor more about his life and music.

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  • 22 Nov 2013
  • From the section Africa
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