TeShamo! Entertainment is an organization and website that provides chat, pictures, video, and TeShamo Eritrean music for users all across the globe. Since Eritrean music was carefully secluded during the Ethiopian conflict, many Eritrean musicians did not get the full exposure that you would see in many other countries. In fact, there are very few Eritrean record labels, none of which would even be considered a “major” mainstream label.
Stepping Up To Share Eritrean Music:
Because of this, websites like TeShamo and others have stepped up to fill the gap between Eritrean musicians and consumers. The distinct advantage for listeners of Eritrean music is that they can typically stream and even download Eritrean music mp3 files without concern for illegal copyright infringement. Whereas the TeShamo website is run by its parent organization, many Eritreans upload their own music and video files to create a YouTube Eritrean music database. Current Eritrean music featured includes classical, as well as hip hop from the different regions of Eritrea, as well as jokes that are recorded as audio files.
Despite its questionable practices, TeShamo! remains popular amongst Eritreans. It’s chat room is frequented by many users at all times of day, typically speaking in English. While specific chat rooms are set aside for music, movies, and sports, it is apparent that most people are there just to communicate in general with other Eritreans.