Sileshi Demissie is a very talented Ethiopian musician. He uses Kirar, a traditional Ethiopian string instrument, as his instrumental background and plays music in his native language Amharic. Sileshi Demissie uses a very different and attractive singing style to play his music that always seems to entertain his audience.
Sileshi Demissie was born in Addis Ababa. Sileshi Demissie states in different interviews that he has a normal childhood, although he found a love for music at a young age. He later attended Yared music school in Addis Ababa. He also spent few years studying different traditional Ethiopian music and culture in rural areas of Ethiopia.
Sileshi Demissie spent 20 years in the USA where he became a successful singer. He played at different concerts in Europe and America. After returning to his homeland Sileshi Demissie founded the Gash Abera Mola association where he addressed vital problems of the community. Most people from Ethiopian know Sileshi Demissie as Gash Abera Mola because of the prominent role he provided along with the association in addressing his community’s social and economical problems.
Sileshi Demissie has released so many amazing songs. To listen to some of his songs click here.