Ahmad Walid. I started my musical endeavor at the tender age of
17, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
I was discovered by the legendary Afghan singer Ahmad Wali and
with his guidance he introduced me to Radio Kabul.
The first song I sang was a song dedicated to all the mothers of
Afghanistan during mothers day celebrations.
This song really ignited my relationship with the late Ahmad
Zahir. After hearing my performance, he wrote a song for me
"Eine che- eshqest qe dar del darum", which he actually recorded
this song with me as a duet which became an overnight hit.
After this song he became my mentor and I had a very close
musical and personal relationship until his unforeseen death.
This relationship was a very rewarding experience for me, which
I cherish whole heartedly.
After the communist regime took power in our beloved country, I
migrated to Germany in 1981.
Since then I have continued to live, perform, and record music
I have recorded more than ten albums and am working on my next
Ali Etemadi and my son Duran Etemadi which is scheduled to be
released in the spring of 2009.