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Amha Eshete

Despite a 1948 Imperial edict banning the distribution of Ethiopian pop music, Amha Eshete launched an archive label, Amha Documents, and released 103 singles and twelve albums by Ethiopian artists between 1969 and 1975. Furthermore to producing Ethiopian music known across the world, Eshete helped to spark today’s period of creativeness in his homeland. During an interview in the first ’90s, Eshete stated “I had developed a gut feeling that it had been the right move to make. I took the chance.” The governmental level of resistance against Eshete’s attempts ultimately demonstrated insurmountable. From the middle-’90s, Eshete experienced immigrated to america.

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