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Mahmoud Ahmed (Amharic: መሀሙድ አህመድ) (born May 8, 1941) is an Ethiopian singer of Gurage ancestry. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mahmoud shined shoes in that city before becoming a handyman at the Arizona Club, where he first sang professionally in the early 1960s. He sang for the Imperial Body Guard Band until 1974, and recorded with other bands for the Amha and Kaifa record labels throughout the 1970s. He opened his own music store in Addis Ababa's Piazza district… read more

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  • Avatar for GoatUser
    Please, please, correct this to the correct title: ማሕሙድ ኣሕመድ
  • Avatar for Aesthethica
    sounds a bit like Jello Biafra lol. but definitely a hell of a voice...or something
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    woah this is awesome
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  • Avatar for staaswellcharge
    he's over 70 but his singing in concert sounded just like his records from the 70s!
  • Avatar for aHeadOnTheDoor
    Now this is what I call a "COMMANDING VOICE". Well, there's nothing exquisite or really special about this voice, but it's all about his delivery, singing the hell out of songs with a commanding authority. The greatest voice David Bowie never had.
  • Avatar for constellator
    [artist]መሀሙድ አህመድ[/artist]
  • Avatar for catholicbird
    My mom used to work at the hotel which had the nightclub where he sang. The drunk generals of the Durg used to force him to sing for them for hours. Mahmoud Ahmed is officially a badass.
  • Avatar for Takademi47
    Erè Mèla Mèla!
  • Avatar for Malforro
    You are cool, Ahmed!!!!

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