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#Social Entrepreneur.  #Universal Collaborator. 

#Peabody Award-winner.

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Buy "Sleepless In Soweto" direct from Asheru

Buy a CD or Digital Copy of Asheru's new album "Sleepless In Soweto" direct from the artist on Bandcamp.  CD's come autographed and are shipping worldwide: 


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Stream "Sleepless In Soweto" on Soundcloud:

Asheru is now on Soundcloud!!  Click through to follow him and stream "Sleepless In Soweto" in its entirety.  There are older tunes, exclusives, remixes & more on Soundcloud, so check back frequently.  Click thru, leave a comment, Like some tunes and share them all widely, thanks!

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Some info about the album: 

"Sleepless in Soweto" is more than just an album. It is a living, breathing document of solidarity between Africans & African Americans; tied together through the language of Hip Hop. It is also a culminating result of my recent travels to South Africa,where I have traveled 7 times over the last three years, and spent performing, recording, and building with a dynamic community of artists that have embraced Hip Hop culture which, much like jazz, blues, gospel, rock n roll and others that came before it, is a distinctly African American music tradition that has influenced the globe.

The album features guest appearances from three Washington DC - based Grammy nominees:  Raheem Devaughn, Ethiopian-American artist Wayna, and Carolyn Malachi, as well as Funk Ark (of Thevery Corporation Records), and South African superstar Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP), who is a main collaborator on the album. Other contributors include South African artists, Pro'Verb, Tee Pee, KayGee, and Thasman, along with Kanjia (Sierra Leone).  Album artwork was done by acclaimed Nigeria- born visual artist, Aniekan Udofia.

From Asheru:  "This album is my love song to South Africa, a new home away from home... This album is also a direct challenge to the status quo, dominant media representation of Blackness both here and abroad. It is an example of where we can go with our artform and voice, and the endless possibilities of what it could be. The time is near; we are almost ready... I can't wait for you to hear it.”

New Album, "Sleepless in Soweto",  Released November 12, 2013


I.K.L.A Radio Presents: Internationally Known Locally Accepted Volume 1


Join us on a musical journey as we explore the international collabos, new and unreleased material from the vaults of Omar Retnu, Heron Gibran and Asheru (Unspoken Heard/Boondocks). The project features artists such as South Africa's own HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula), Big Boy Caprice from Amsterdam, and other artists from the DMV.
Mixed by Dj DIrty Ice.

Upcoming Performances and Events

​​When: December 19th, Happy Hour

What: Asheru & Friends

Where:  XII (Club Twelve), 1123 H Street NE, Washington, DC


When: December 21st, 8pm til 1am

What: Asheru & Friends, Nappy Riddem, Empresarios
Where: Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street NE, Washington, DC


When:  December 26th, Happy Hour

What: Asheru & Friends

Where: XII (Club Twelve), 1123 H Street NE, Washington, DC


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Join @Asheru and @GuerillaArts for #HipHoped chat on Twitter every Tuesday, 9-10pm!​

IKLA will return soon come...

Internationally Known, Locally Accepted is a series of unreleased, exclusive music from the archives, hosted by Omar Retnuh, Heron Gibran, and Asheru, giving a sneak peek into the creative process and inspiration behind some of our (and soon-to-be your) favorites.  We had some technical difficulties with our first installment, but stay tuned we will be back up and running very shortly.



Boiler Room w/Sound of the City Promo Video

Sound of the City hosts a weekly live performance and interview with various local, national, and international artists in their live recording studio affectionately known as, "The Boiler Room". Tune in EVERY Thursday @ 3p, right here at!

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