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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…

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  • absolute boss
  • [2] ......ما شاء الله, ما شاء الله
  • 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.
  • I singlehandedly changed somebody's artist picture. Cool.
  • vvvv also here because of Coolrunnings
  • The band Coolrunnings ironically introduced me to this wtf lol... Amazing!
  • Are there English lyrics to any of this Ethiopiques stuff anywhere? I'm afraid I'll never know any of them!
  • Ambassel is awesome!
  • ...جـــــــــــــزاك الله
  • ......ما شاء الله, ما شاء الله

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