Mahamoud Ahmed

Real Name:
መሀሙድ አህመድ
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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8 84501 93773 3, 4 23798 00520 8 Mahmoud Ahmed - Yitbarek (2nd Edition) album art Mahamoud Ahmed* Yitbarek (2nd Edition)(CD, Album, RE) Nahom Records Inc., Nahom Records Inc. 8 84501 93773 3, 4 23798 00520 8 US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AE 920 Mahmoud Ahmed - Mar Teb Yilal Kafesh / Aynoche Terabu album art Mahamoud Ahmed* Mar Teb Yilal Kafesh / Aynoche Terabu(7", Single) Amha Records AE 920 Ethiopia 1975 Sell This Version
AE 910 Mahmoud Ahmed - Gizie Degu Neger / Yieker Memekatish album art መሀሙድ አህመድ* = Mahamoud Ahmed* መሀሙድ አህመድ* = Mahamoud Ahmed* - Gizie Degu Neger / Yieker Memekatish(7", Single) Amha Records AE 910 Ethiopia 1975 Sell This Version