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Alemayehu Eshete (also written Alèmayèhu Eshèté in French) is an Ethiopian Ethio-jazz singer active since the 1960s who primarily sings in Amharic. Eshete's talent was recognized by colonel Rètta Dèmèqè who invited the young singer to perform with Addis Ababa's famous Police Orchestra. Eshete had his first hit ("Seul") in 1961 before moving on to found the orchestra Alèm-Girma Band with Girma Bèyènè. Over the course of 15 years, Eshete released some 30 singles until the arrival of the communist… read more

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  • Avatar for nachtaktiv
    absolute boss
  • Avatar for BatooqSupersoul
    [2] ......ما شاء الله, ما شاء الله
  • Avatar for bakhtnassar
    Why is he described as having "gained notoriety in Europe and the Americas with the release of Buda Musique’s Ethiopiques series of compilations on compact disc" in his bio? Did some woyanes come together to pen this or something ;) ? It's probably an honest mistake.
  • Avatar for megajosh2
    I singlehandedly changed somebody's artist picture. Cool.
  • Avatar for Fat__Rabbit
    vvvv also here because of Coolrunnings
  • Avatar for EricMazariegos
    The band Coolrunnings ironically introduced me to this wtf lol... Amazing!
  • Avatar for megajosh2
    Are there English lyrics to any of this Ethiopiques stuff anywhere? I'm afraid I'll never know any of them!
  • Avatar for selcukalhan
    Ambassel is awesome!
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    ...جـــــــــــــزاك الله
  • Avatar for sayfuddeen
    ......ما شاء الله, ما شاء الله

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