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Ethiopian American producer/artists Yihenew Belay ( Heno. for short ) was anointed with the name, “Tekle Haymanot” after the Ethiopian Saint with his namesake. Tekle’s life purpose was to spread the word of God throughout the several villages he passed through. Heno. is the physical embodiment of Tekle— a nomad who uses his gifts to make the world a better place. Originally from Takoma Park, Maryland, Heno. spends his days traveling— connecting with local artists, planting chord progressions and beat patterns into fertile land, and growing music to feed the masses. Heno.’s latest project, “TEKLE,” demonstrates various stylistic compositions and feature artists hailing from cities of significance to represent the people, music, and culture that he loves— the first as an ode to the DMV.

  • Runtime: 15 minutes, 10 songs
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