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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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  • sounds a bit like Jello Biafra lol. but definitely a hell of a voice...or something
  • woah this is awesome
  • he's over 70 but his singing in concert sounded just like his records from the 70s!
  • 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.
  • [artist]መሀሙድ አህመድ[/artist]
  • 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.
  • You are cool, Ahmed!!!!
  • sweet. old picture contrasted too much from his music

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