Mahmoud Ahmed


Side A

Side B

Hoping someone can provide some details on this excellent recording.

Happy New Year to all of you.

22 responses to “Mahmoud Ahmed”

  1. peter says:

    this is mr. mahmoud ahmed!

  2. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much
    ethiopian music is so rich

  3. tim abdellah says:

    So great! Many thanks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for all of the great music – so kind!

  5. DannyDebo says:

    Whoa, thanks for sharing! The spine says “Mahmoud Ahmed Ke Roha Band Gar” or “Mahmoud Ahmed with Roha Band.” Roha Band grew out of Ibex Band. Ibex was the group on the landmark Ere Mela Mela recordings.

  6. Big ups to you... Ethiopian music is eccentric and unique…

  7. DER WOLF says:

    This is some real fantastic stuff. I love that funk stuff on Side A at 13 minutes.

  8. Chongo McCracken says:

    maybe it’s just me, but side b cuts off at the end. is there an error there?

  9. Chongo McCracken says:

    oh and thank you of course!

  10. Paul says:

    This would be a great release for vinyl or cd.

    They have this video on YouTube

    Mahmoud Ahmed with Roha Band – Yegeter loga

    I’ll have to listen again to see if this is on your tape.

  11. Thank you for presenting this great Ethiopian singer to us. Keep it up the good work.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing. Yes, Mahmoud Ahmed with Roha Band. “Roha Band” contributed a lot to the development of Ethiopian modern music.
    Bisrat, Atlanta

  13. collin crowe says:

    this photo was taken in washington dc! that’s hain’s point back when the statue was still there!

  14. Michael Ayele says:

    Thanks for sharing! Mahamoud is one of my favorite singers. I will try to find what the titles are for the singles.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just great. I heard this tape in a friend’s car… providing good vibrations before surfing. thank you so much for this great sound!!
    Nicolas, Surf collective Paris, France

  16. Anonymous says:

    Just listened to Side 1 (so far), initially thought it was a crappy recording, and wasn’t going to listen for long, however it really gets the foot and leg going… keeps getting better the further you go listening to the tracks…
    Now I’m hooked, this is excellent, I’ll definitely be looking for more of Mahamoud’s stuff

  17. Anonymous says:

    This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this.

  18. Henk Tummers says:

    I have this cassette and I once tried to transcribe the words.
    I think side a has the songs Indunesh beluline, Ye gashelig nepur, Kongit, Anta nelenwoy and Yaba belal.
    Side b has the songs Me yema, Wey fikir part 1, Wey fikir pasrt 2, Engetaye nesh and Eiwalalen kery.
    I think the cassette (or the LP) is from 1986

  19. I would love to listen to this tape and I’m looking forward for the next post.

  20. Anonymous says:

    WHAT? Growing up in Addis in the 80s, Roha Band was THE band. No questions asked. I LOVE the legendary Walias Band, but I was too young to really know them as they were more late 70s early 80s. I hit my teens in the late 80s so ROHA was it!!! This tape was huge when it came out around 1986, I was 11. I still have it (inherited from older sister). By the way R.I.P. Giovanni Rico Bonsignori (Bass).

    Ashenafi Awel: drums
    Giovanni Rico Bonsignori: bass
    Yonas Degefie: saxophone
    Selam Syoum: guitar
    Yared Tefera: saxophone
    Dawit Yifru: keyboards

  21. EVanJoel says:

    Good Old Ethiopian Music by legendary Mahmoud Ahmed

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