Tadesse Alemu

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Tadesse Alemu
Born Wollega, Ethiopia
Died June 2007
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1997–2007
Labels AFR REC
Ethio Sound
SIMA Trading
Nahom Records
Notable instruments
Electronic keyboard
Drum machine
Sequencer
Krar
Masenqo

Tadesse Alemu (Amharic: ታደሠ ዓለሙ?) was an Ethiopian singer from Wollega who sang traditional Ethiopian songs, sometimes Christian-based, in an upbeat pop-music style with the modern-day electronic instrumentation that is characteristic of today's Ethiopian popular music. Active since 1997, nothing was known about his origins. However, an interview with Alemu's wife on Voice of Ethiopia radio during fall 2007 confirmed that he had become sick and died that July in Addis Ababa of a short disease, which resulted from an infection that was caused by a stabbing wound from several years previously that had not healed properly, just before he was set to leave the country on a concert tour.

Partial discography[edit]

  • Ethiopian Wedding Songs (1997)
  • Erikum (1998 or 1999)
  • Mahider Zema (2000)
  • Mishamisho (2001)
  • Wedding Songs (2003)

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