Mahmoud Ahmed

A Windows Have Eyes production: video of Mahmoud Ahmed live at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn—his first New York performance since 2011. Mahmoud Ahmed led the wave of Ethiopian music’s 'golden age’ in the 60s-70s with his notoriously energetic combination of traditional Amharic music with soul, jazz & funk. His multi-octave voice made him household name in Ethiopia, and a star since nearly the moment he started recording, though this pioneering artist is still relatively obscure in North America. Filmed live on July 26, 2014.

"One of the most exhilarating singers of the past half century." —The New Yorker