After the international debut of his critically acclaimed album THE COLORS OF HOPE in May 2012 and the release of his uplifting single WAITIN’ FOR YOU in August, FETSUM entirely electrified the audience on his first headline tour across Germany. In 2013 this modern day ‘Griot’ will continue his journey and spread his unique sound in the world! Having performed two great shows in Portugal in December, his next international stops are going to be Los Angeles, New York and the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
There‘s rarely music coming out so intimate and life-affirming at the same time. Urban Folk singer FETSUM calls upon a whole host of influences from Soul to Reggae to the Mande Music of Mali, from Folk to Rock and – inevitably, when you know his story being the child of Eritrean revolutionists – far beyond. Remarkable as it may seem, FETSUM succeeded in boiling down his unique experiences to elements that offer hope, joy and comfort. Over the last three years the now Berlin based musician played more than 160 live performances across Europe. He shared stages with acts like Estelle, K‘NAAN, Peter Fox, Soehne Mannheims, Cassandra Steen, Max Herre and Patrice in who’s Supow Studio he recorded his long-awaited debut album THE COLORS OF HOPE (Sonar Kollektiv).
„…FETSUM. KILLER BAND.”
NPR Radio (USA)
“… I WAS REALLY TAKEN BY IT. IT’S WORLDLY COLLECTION OF SOUNDS, AND HIS WARM, MAGNETIC VOCALS DREW ME IN…”
KCRW 89,9 (USA)
„…FETSUM DELIVERS GLOBALLY TRANSCENDING SOULFUL SOUNDS THROUGH HIS OUTSTANDING THE COLORS OF HOPE ALBUM.“ Hypetrak (USA)
„OVERALL, THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM I HAVE HEARD THIS YEAR…“ Blues & Soul Magazine (UK)
„YES, FETSUM IS A MAGICIAN.“ Evene.fr / Le Figaro (FR)
„SOUL CROONER, FOLK TROUBADOUR OR RAGGAE CHANTER? FETSUM IS ALL TOGETHER AND HIS ALBUM THE COLORS OF HOPE A STUNNER.“ Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin (DE)