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Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt

Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt

Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt


Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt was born April 1943 in Adigrat, Tigray province, Northern Ethiopia. He became a singer after a successful wager. Egged on by friends, he was selected, along with Girma Bèyènè, from a field of 70 candidates, to become a singer with the Ras Band. He was barely 18 years old. The Ras Band was then one of the first hotel bands composed entirely of Ethiopians. They were excellent musicians who came from the first Imperial Body Guard Band and who had resigned after the failed coup d’état of 1960. Read more on Last.fm
Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt was born April 1943 in Adigrat, Tigray province, Northern Ethiopia. He became a singer after a successful wager. Egged on by friends, he was selected, along with Girma Bèyènè, from a field of 70 candidates, to become a singer with the Ras Band. He was barely 18 years old.

The Ras Band was then one of the first hotel bands composed entirely of Ethiopians. They were excellent musicians who came from the first Imperial Body Guard Band and who had resigned after the failed coup d’état of 1960. In 1965 the orchestra was lured away by the new Ghion Hotel and was renamed the Ghion Band. In 1972 Bahta gave up singing to become an accountant at the Ambassador Cinema.

He still lives in Addis Ababa and hopes one day to return to the stage. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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