Thursday, December 28, 2006

Mahmoud Ahmed - Ethiopian Rock

Another great classic off the Ethiopiques series. Ethiopian music is really the best promoted one from Africa. I'm glad that with the French label they get quite some audience. I didn't post for some days that was because of christmas. Now I want to feature Mahmoud Ahmed in one post only for him. Born in 1941 in Addis Ababa, he's one of the most important musicians, having been featured in 3 Ethiopiques volumes already. (6, 7 and 19). Here's a video of him performing in Paris, I think it is. He grew old over the years making music but he didn't lose his energy :)

1 comment:

Tim said...

Though I needed to keep you up to date with latest news on Ethiopian music.

www.ethiopiques.info

It's a fansite set up to celebrate the release of a 2CD pack of classic Ethiopian groove.

Just thought you might be interested.

Best wishes