Mahmoud Ahmed

Mahmoud Ahmed

Real Name:
መሀሙድ አህመድ
Profile:
Ethiopian vocalist of Gurage descent born May 8, 1941 in the Mercato district of Addis Ababa. First began singing professionally in the early 1960s at the Arizona Club: a semi-legal establishment in Addis Ababa where he worked in maintenance.

Though his singing career flourished after Emperor Haile Selassie I. began to ease restrictions on music production, he and his fellow musicians were forced back underground domestically after the Derg coup in 1974 (which eventually resulted in forced dethroning of the Emperor and imprisonment of the imperial family). He continued to play to foreigners, and travelled internationally extensively in the 1980s. He is now a widely-recognized musician at home and abroad, winning the BBC World Music Award in 2007.
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Mahmoud Ahmed Discography

Albums

AELP 80 Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed(LP, Album) Amha Records AELP 80 Ethiopia 1973 Sell This Version
AELP 100 Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed (Album) Amha Records AELP 100 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
LPKF 20 Mahmoud Ahmed with the Ibex Band Mahmoud Ahmed with the Ibex Band - Ere Mela Mela (Album) Kaifa Records LPKF 20 Ethiopia 1975 Sell This Version
LR MA 10 Mahmoud Ahmed Jeguol Naw Betwa (Album) Mahmoud Ahmed Records LR MA 10 Ethiopia 1978 Sell This Version
OTT 10015 Mahmoud Ahmed Ere Mela Mela (Album) Crammed Discs OTT 10015 France 1986 Sell This Version
3060502 Mahmoud Ahmed Live In Paris (Comp) Long Distance 3060502 France 1997 Sell This Version
STEW 35 CD Mahmoud Ahmed Soul Of Addis(CD, Album) Earthworks STEW 35 CD Europe 1997 Sell This Version
SAC-022 Mahmoud Ahmed Slow Collections(CD, Album) Sounds Of Abyssinia SAC-022 US 1998 Sell This Version
82979-2 Mahmoud Ahmed Éthiopiques 6: Almaz(CD, Album, RE) Buda Musique 82979-2 France 1999 Sell This Version
MMS 3 Mahmoud Ahmed Third Album(Cass) Mahmoud Music Shop MMS 3 Ethiopia 2000 Sell This Version
77414-2 Mahmoud Ahmed Yitbarek(CD) Yene Production 77414-2 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AE 360 Mohamud Ahmed* Nafkot Naw Yegodagne / Yasdestal(7") Amha Records AE 360 Ethiopia 1971 Sell This Version
PH 7 - 148 Mahmoud Ahmed Mella Tistegn / Tizita(7", Single) Philips PH 7 - 148 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 7 - 145 Mahmoud Ahmed Ebo Lala / Esset Mera(7", Single) Philips PH 7 - 145 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 7 -149 Mahmoud Ahmed Fikir Bezebezegn / Hulum Begizew New(7", Single) Philips PH 7 -149 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 7 - 113 Mahmoud Ahmed Yeshiharegitu / Eneman Neberu(7", Single) Philips PH 7 - 113 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 7 - 155 Mahmoud Ahmed Wubetuan Alisma / Kantchi Gar Kalhone(7") Philips PH 7 - 155 Ethiopia 1973 Sell This Version
AE 730 Mohamud Ahmed* Ambasel / Mela Mela(7") Amha Records AE 730 Ethiopia 1973 Sell This Version
MA 003 Mahmoud Ahmed Gebtout Yehon Fikren / Antchin Kalkhu(7", Single) Mahmoud Ahmed Records MA 003 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
PH 7-207 Mahmoud Ahmed Alem Alem / Indet Lilefew(7", Single) Philips PH 7-207 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
MA 001 Mahmoud Ahmed Befikir Atkeligi / Yefikir Wuha Temu(7") Mahmoud Ahmed Records MA 001 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
AE 850 Mahmoud Ahmed Etu Gela / Alemye(7", Gre) Amha Records AE 850 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
PH 7 - 206 Mahmoud Ahmed Inku Messay / Tchila Atibey(7") Philips PH 7 - 206 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
MA 002 Mahmoud Ahmed Yalem Baytewarnegn / Tidar Lenurachen(7") Mahmoud Ahmed Records MA 002 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
KF 23 Mahmoud Ahmed with the Ibex Band Mahmoud Ahmed with the Ibex Band - Sidetegnash Negn(7", Single) Kaifa Records KF 23 Ethiopia 1975 Sell This Version