By Greg Sandow
Updated September 28, 1990 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Aster

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African music with an Arab tinge blended with American R&B, and gave birth to this Ethiopian marvel, Aster. Aster Aweke’s wild and joyous keening has the kick of a desert-bred Aretha Franklin. You sit up and take notice, even if you don’t understand a single word of Amharic. Too bad some of the songs are empty pop. But still, this is a striking debut. B

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