Hailu Mergia Hailu Mergia and his classical instrument

Awesome Tapes From Africa
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  • 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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