Tamrat Desta’s friends and colleagues express their grief on VOA radio.

Tibebe Workeye, Birhanu Tezera and Mesfen bekele speak about Tamrat Desta.

Tamrat was born and grew up in Awassa, Ethiopia. Later on he made his residence first in Dire Dawa, and recently in Addis Ababa. He is survived by his wife and five children. Tamrat Desta passed away on April 18, 2018.

Among well known songs by Tamrat Desta are “Alhedem” “Lemen Yelegnm Alshi” “Selina” “Deju” “Anileyahim,” “Hakime Nesh,” “Beredo Bete,” and “Egnan New Mayet.”