The second episode of Ethiopia's most beloved living entertainers, Alemayehu Eshete, begins with an enticing story about how the singer first got his start in the music industry and the anger this caused his father who didn't want him to be a singer. He explains how his father changed his mind after hearing him sing and his life as a youth in Addis Ababa. His very touching lyrics touch on the challenges of daily life, overcoming hardship and finding purpose. The great singer talks about how he faced hardship and imprisonment and always had the support of his lifetime mentor Colonel Haile Girma. This episode contains many well told first-hand accounts of prominent leaders, songwriters, and artists of Alemayehu Eshete's generation. Alemayehu Eshete explains how censorship at one point led him to abandon singing in Amharic for doing remakes of Otis Redding and James Brown.
Much knowledge about the life in Ethiopia in the 20th century is shared in every minute of this amazing second episode. Enjoy this second half of an Abebe Worku Multimedia Production.