The blog Addis Journal reported a few days ago that the musician and composer Lemma Demissew (ለማ ደምሰው) passed away on August 24 in Addis Ababa.
A pianist, composer, singer and arranger, Lemma was the leading musician of Armed Forces band, a band that has entertained the army and visiting heads of states for decades. Among his appreciative audiences were Fidel Castro of Cuba, Libya’s Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
His songs such as “Astawesalehu” “Adrashas Tefabegn” and “Des Balagnalech” are still popular hits.
Read the whole article at Addis Journal.