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Abegasu reveals top ten favorites

Abegasu Kibrework Shiota is a great musical talent. His recorded output is prolific with hundreds of album credits as composer, producer and arranger.

Yet it seems he shuns publicity. Despite his role in the Ethiopian music and popularity, not much is heard about him.

Now comes a break from that tradition, as Abegasu came to reveal his top ten favorite Amharic songs to Ethiopiaca Link. He refused to rank them. Some are older acts and some newer ones. In the last two, he mentioned only name of singers, not their hits. I was surprised at some of his picks. You might be too.


      Mohamud Ahmed-Ye fekir wotmed

      Girma Beyene –Kanchi Wodiya

     Aster Awoke -Ye kosegn Bah Zaf

–   Tewodros Tadesse-Gashe Wellalo

_     Tilahun Gessesse –Ye Tintu Tiz Alegn

_     Teddy Afro -Aynie Kalalaye Alamin Bilo

      Michaih Behaylu -Ye Manew Kebrara

      Natnaeil Ayalew- Addis ken

      Neway Debeb

–   Zeritu Kebede

Categories: Music
  1. Shebla
    March 18, 2009 at 2:53 am

    I love this guy, for such a long time I have seen him behind the Ethiopian music scene and never knew his name. Is he mixed with Asian?, he has that look. Abegaz, you are such a talent and you have done your share in the growth of Ethiopian music. Plus you’re handsome!

  2. alem
    March 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I too love and respect Abegazu he has been in the music world forever and he enjoyes it. his selections are surprising ;seems he likes more of the oldies. well, we can’t blame him there I mean looking at the state of our music now adays.
    shebla If I am not mistaken Abegazu is half Japanese.

  3. ETENU
    April 2, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Thanks for letting us see his picture. Abegazu whether you are half Japanese or Korean, you are talented and we admire you. I can’t believe he didn’t mention Teshome Metiku’s songs among his favorites. Where is Teshome Mitiku, does any one know?

  4. Tomas
    July 7, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Abegazu is one of the best keyboardist ever and I’m proud of you and admire you. I saw him play in stage at the ethiopian soccer game in chicago and I just love it so keep doing what you do best and god blees.

  5. Fitse_99
    July 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Thumbs up for our great Keyboardist and Music arranger…..One of my favorite!

  6. miki
    August 9, 2009 at 5:03 am

    where is teshome miteku???????????///

  7. KIDUS
    November 3, 2009 at 8:58 am

    abegz is agreat ethio composers

  8. Philip
    November 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Abegazu is the best in deed.

  9. meneyeshu
    December 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    love him for choosing Tewodros’s Gashe Wellalo as one of his favorite. he must be the best. Girma Beyene’s Kanchi Wodiya make this person my favorite. not very many people even rememeber that one. Thank you
    PS. fine-looking artiste

  10. Bello
    March 19, 2010 at 9:30 am

    meneyeshu, I totally agree about Girma Beyene’s ‘Kanchi Wediya’ It’s one hell of a great song that I just can’t get out of my system

  11. Ruth
    May 31, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Abegaz is one of the best kibordists and arrangers I know. He just amazes me so much! He can play almost anything equally good. And he has got endless creativity. And personally, he’s a mellow guy. He is such an inspiration to us all young musicians. I feel honored to have had the chance to play with him. For those of you in Addis we’ve got a jazz festival coming up, so come and enjoy. If you’re his fan these songs he rearranged are gonna blow your minds. Date is June 12 and place TROPICAL GARDEN.


  12. Sammy
    August 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I respect Abegaz rating on those respected Ethiopian musicians songs but I disagree with him for not remembering Teshome Miteku sounds sad unless Abegaz forgot playing and working with Teshome Miteku 1st CD released in Washington, DC back 1983. Any way beauty is on the eyes of the beholder.

  13. mamush begena
    October 24, 2010 at 6:31 am

    hey abegazu i feel like i shake ur keybordist hand!!!wher i get u in the web u means a sun ray break through and cames up over an art mind in ethiopia,and i am wondering for some of ur music arrengment eg.. dawit melese the whole albems, tewodros tadesse 1989 ,and aster so that it is amazing performance ever ever ever….love u broo the next thing is a question,,, what do u prepare to the next Generation composers…there is a lot thing to learn from u …so how do u treat ur junier composeres?? thanxxxxxx

  14. Ras Petros
    August 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Great brother to know, very humble man and wow can he hit them keys

  15. Ab
    February 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

    he is very respected composer I love his composition .tedi taddese zemta album which is the very best composition of him I wish ya long live with respect.

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