Ahmad Wali’s Albums
At that early stage in his career, Wali had not yet committed to life as a professional musician, and he enrolled in the Kabul Police Academy. He continued performing, however, and soon committed to music, being taken as a student by classical musician Ustad Sarahang. He developed a following in Afghanistan, with frequent appearances on television and radio as well as live performances.
After the Saur Revolution of 1978, life in Afghanistan became difficult, and in 1980, shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, Wali—then a well-known musician in his homeland—fled the country with a forged passport. Wali’s forged passport got him as far as India, where he obtained a Visa to Germany by faking an illness.
In Germany, Wali continued his career, performing there and throughout Europe and the United States. He also has a son by the name of Massieh Wali.