A Windows Have Eyes Production: A verified legend of African pop music, 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. ISSUE and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation are pleased to present Mahmoud Ahmed live in Red Hook, Brooklyn—his first New York performance since 2011. Filmed live on July 26, 2014.
Camera: Suha Araj, Chris Bahr, Robert O'Haire & MLS
Sound: Bob Bellerue
Special thanks to Eve Essex & Adam Vaccarelli.