Hailu Mergia Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument

    Awesome Tapes From Africa
    • Hailu Mergia – Shemonmuanaye
    • Hailu Mergia – Sewnetuwa
    • Hailu Mergia – Laloye
    • Hailu Mergia – Hari Meru Meru
    • Hailu Mergia – Amrew Demkew
    • Hailu Mergia – Anchin Alay Alegn
    • 1. Shemonmuanaye
    • 2. Sewnetuwa
    • 3. Laloye
    • 4. Wegene
    • 5. Hari Meru Meru
    • 6. Amrew Demkew
    • 7. Anchin Alay Alegn
    • 8. Ambasel
    • 9. Hebo Lale
    • 10. Belew Beduby
    • 11. Shilela

    Magical remastered reissue of Mergia's 1985 solo cassette features the multi-instrumentalist handling accordion, analog synth, rhodes piano and drum machine.  The all-instrumental album has a distinctly futuristic (circa mid-80s) approach to classic Ethiopian songs and modes.  

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    Hailu MergiaPioneer Works Swing (Live)Awesome Tapes From Africa
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