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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Vocals

PH 145, PH 7 - 145 Mahmoud Ahmed - Ebo Lala / Esset Mera album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Ebo Lala / Esset Mera(7", Single) Philips, Philips PH 145, PH 7 - 145 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 149, PH 7 -149 Mahmoud Ahmed - Fikir Bezebezegn / Hulum Begizew New album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Fikir Bezebezegn / Hulum Begizew New(7", Single) Philips, Philips PH 149, PH 7 -149 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 148, PH 7 - 148 Mahmoud Ahmed - Mella Tistegn / Tizita album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Mella Tistegn / Tizita(7", Single) Philips, Philips PH 148, PH 7 - 148 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
AELP 80 Mahmoud Ahmed - Mahmoud Ahmed album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Mahmoud Ahmed(LP, Album) Amha Records AELP 80 Ethiopia 1973 Sell This Version
PH 155, PH 7 - 155 Mahmoud Ahmed - Wubetuan Alisma / Kantchi Gar Kalhone album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Wubetuan Alisma / Kantchi Gar Kalhone(7", Single) Philips, Philips PH 155, PH 7 - 155 Ethiopia 1973 Sell This Version
MA 002 Mahmoud Ahmed - Yalem Baytewarnegn / Tidar Lenurachen album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Yalem Baytewarnegn / Tidar Lenurachen(7", Single) Mahmoud Ahmed Records MA 002 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
MA 001 Mahmoud Ahmed - Befikir Atkeligi / Yefikir Wuha Temu album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Befikir Atkeligi / Yefikir Wuha Temu(7", Single) Mahmoud Ahmed Records MA 001 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
MA 003 Mahmoud Ahmed - Gebtout Yehon Fikren / Antchin Kalkhu album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Gebtout Yehon Fikren / Antchin Kalkhu(7", Single) Mahmoud Ahmed Records MA 003 Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
WRS 100 Mahmoud Ahmed - The Best Of Walias album art Walias Band* Walias Band* - The Best Of Walias(LP, Album) Walias Records WRS 100 US 1981 Sell This Version
Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela (Album, Comp) Cramworld Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
AIT024 Mahmoud Ahmed - Tizita (Volume 1) album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Tizita (Volume 1)(CD, Comp) AIT Records AIT024 US 2003 Sell This Version
AIT025 Mahmoud Ahmed - Tizita (Volume 2) album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Tizita (Volume 2)(CD, Comp) AIT Records AIT025 US 2003 Sell This Version
INNA20705 Mahmoud Ahmed - Addis Kan album art Badume's Band Badume's Band - Addis Kan(CD, Album) Innacor Records INNA20705 France 2007 Sell This Version
860154 Mahmoud Ahmed - Ethiogroove album art Mahmoud Ahmed & Either/Orchestra Mahmoud Ahmed & Either/Orchestra - Ethiogroove(DVD-V, NTSC) Buda Musique, ÉthioSonic 860154 France 2007 Sell This Version
INNA21011 Mahmoud Ahmed - Ethiopiques Live ! album art Mahmoud Ahmed, Alèmayèhu Eshèté* & Badume's Band Mahmoud Ahmed, Alèmayèhu Eshèté* & Badume's Band - Ethiopiques Live !(DVD-V) Innacor Records INNA21011 France 2010 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

ISBN 3-930378-39-6 Mahmoud Ahmed - Kora Kosi - Die Musik Afrikas album art Various Bemin Sebeb Litlash (Äthiopien) Ere Mela Mela Various - Kora Kosi - Die Musik Afrikas(CD, Comp, RE, Boo) Palmyra Records ISBN 3-930378-39-6 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MWC021 Mahmoud Ahmed - Music Meeting Festival Highlights 2006 album art Various Ere Mela Mela and 1 more… Various - Music Meeting Festival Highlights 2006(2xCD, Comp, For) Radio Nederland MWC021 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
HD-001 Mahmoud Ahmed - Punt (Made In Ethiopia) album art Invisible System Invisible System - Punt (Made In Ethiopia)(CD, Album) Harper Diabate Records HD-001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Mahmoud Ahmed - Nahom Favorite Vol 4: Yetizitawoch Tizita album art Various Mahamoud Ahmed Various - Nahom Favorite Vol 4: Yetizitawoch Tizita(CD, Comp) Nahom Records Inc. none Ethiopia 2011 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

PH 148, PH 7 - 148 Mahmoud Ahmed - Mella Tistegn / Tizita album art Mahmoud Ahmed Tizita Mahmoud Ahmed - Mella Tistegn / Tizita(7", Single) Philips, Philips PH 148, PH 7 - 148 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
PH 145, PH 7 - 145 Mahmoud Ahmed - Ebo Lala / Esset Mera album art Mahmoud Ahmed Esset Mera Mahmoud Ahmed - Ebo Lala / Esset Mera(7", Single) Philips, Philips PH 145, PH 7 - 145 Ethiopia 1972 Sell This Version
Mahmoud Ahmed - Mahmoud Ahmed album art Mahmoud Ahmed Gubelye and 4 more… Mahmoud Ahmed - Mahmoud Ahmed (Album) Amha Records Ethiopia 1974 Sell This Version
LR MA 10 Mahmoud Ahmed - Jeguol Naw Betwa album art Mahmoud Ahmed Bemin Sebeb Litlash and 1 more… Mahmoud Ahmed - Jeguol Naw Betwa(LP, Album) Mahmoud Ahmed Records LR MA 10 Ethiopia 1978 Sell This Version
Mahmoud Ahmed - Under African Skies album art Various Ya Selame Lalo (as M. Ahmed) Various - Under African Skies (Comp) BBC Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela album art Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela (Album, Comp) Cramworld Belgium 1986 Sell This Version