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January 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm

this is mr. mahmoud ahmed!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
January 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

ah, nice… thanks!

January 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm

thank you so much
ethiopian music is so rich

tim abdellahreply
January 4, 2012 at 9:35 am

So great! Many thanks!

January 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Thank you so much for all of the great music – so kind!

January 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Whoa, thanks for sharing! The spine says “Mahmoud Ahmed Ke Roha Band Gar” or “Mahmoud Ahmed with Roha Band.” Roha Band grew out of Ibex Band. Ibex was the group on the landmark Ere Mela Mela recordings.

Peter Orlandoreply
January 7, 2012 at 2:40 am

Big ups to you... Ethiopian music is eccentric and unique…

January 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

This is some real fantastic stuff. I love that funk stuff on Side A at 13 minutes.

Chongo McCrackenreply
January 29, 2012 at 12:50 am

maybe it’s just me, but side b cuts off at the end. is there an error there?

Chongo McCrackenreply
January 29, 2012 at 12:51 am

oh and thank you of course!

January 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This would be a great release for vinyl or cd.

They have this video on YouTube

Mahmoud Ahmed with Roha Band – Yegeter loga

I’ll have to listen again to see if this is on your tape.

March 7, 2012 at 4:14 am

Thanks for sharing. Yes, Mahmoud Ahmed with Roha Band. “Roha Band” contributed a lot to the development of Ethiopian modern music.
Bisrat, Atlanta

Michael Ayelereply
March 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for sharing! Mahamoud is one of my favorite singers. I will try to find what the titles are for the singles.

April 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Just great. I heard this tape in a friend’s car… providing good vibrations before surfing. thank you so much for this great sound!!
Nicolas, Surf collective Paris, France

April 20, 2012 at 5:36 am

Just listened to Side 1 (so far), initially thought it was a crappy recording, and wasn’t going to listen for long, however it really gets the foot and leg going… keeps getting better the further you go listening to the tracks…
Now I’m hooked, this is excellent, I’ll definitely be looking for more of Mahamoud’s stuff

May 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Henk Tummersreply
May 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

I have this cassette and I once tried to transcribe the words.
I think side a has the songs Indunesh beluline, Ye gashelig nepur, Kongit, Anta nelenwoy and Yaba belal.
Side b has the songs Me yema, Wey fikir part 1, Wey fikir pasrt 2, Engetaye nesh and Eiwalalen kery.
I think the cassette (or the LP) is from 1986

rita ora musicreply
May 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I would love to listen to this tape and I’m looking forward for the next post.

May 29, 2012 at 2:20 am

WHAT? Growing up in Addis in the 80s, Roha Band was THE band. No questions asked. I LOVE the legendary Walias Band, but I was too young to really know them as they were more late 70s early 80s. I hit my teens in the late 80s so ROHA was it!!! This tape was huge when it came out around 1986, I was 11. I still have it (inherited from older sister). By the way R.I.P. Giovanni Rico Bonsignori (Bass).

Ashenafi Awel: drums
Giovanni Rico Bonsignori: bass
Yonas Degefie: saxophone
Selam Syoum: guitar
Yared Tefera: saxophone
Dawit Yifru: keyboards

December 27, 2014 at 10:08 am

Good Old Ethiopian Music by legendary Mahmoud Ahmed

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