I will introduce to you a talented singer, Aklilu Mebrahtu. This name may be familiar to some of the audience, because he played two songs with Zahara Ali "Qetin seleShi and shamki qali" .
But due to lack of publicity, he was unknown to the mainstream until the release of his first album, "lemedi" in 2009. His voice is so compelling that you can feel the raw and passionate emotions in his raspy voice.
Well, let's first enjoy his modern adaptation of the traditional Tigre Song." atekruni or tahagei eteezami" By picturing the parents influence , the song expresses the boys' love for their beloved ones. Tigre song is used to be a soft, melodious music. Aklilu's version is much more powerful
The song you are listing now is "tahagei eteezami." It is about the sadness of letting true love slip through the fingers. Aklilu's affectionate rendition is indeed overwhelming.
Aklilu sings the most beautiful songs, that have so much power and soul in them and they are always from such a different perspective and this particular song is a prime example of that.
The man understands love better than any other singer/song writer out there. With this song, it is the honest-to-God truth about what its like when you REALLY love someone. You don't care about what they look like or how much money they make. You're happy to be with them, even when they're sad, or whenever the circumstances get nasty.