Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo
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June 16, 2016 / Release Date
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s/o to kiana for recommending this 😳
Amazing, delightfully contagious ethnic-jazz jams from Ethiopian keyboardist and multi-faceted artist Hailu Mergia - a veteran instrumentalist who also played with some big names in the country since the 70s. On Wede Harer Guzo, a full-lenght released by the visionary Awesome Tapes From Africa, the artist and his band provide a collection of cyclical beats and grooves that draw in huge influences from the traditional music of their country, but also incorporating these joyful jazzy sounds and ... read more
1978 cassette release, reissued in 2016 (ATFA 021).

Hailu Mergia was moonlighting from the Walias Band and the cassette spine is simply labelled as "Dahlak Band".

Hailu himself shared this cassette with Awesome Tapes' Brian Shimkovitz after Brian had tracked him down in Washington DC to release his solo album in 2013.

He also shared 1977's "Tche Belew" reissued in 2014 (ATFA012).
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Track List

  1. Embuwa Bey Lamitu
  2. Sintayehu
  3. Bati Bati
  4. Migibima Moltual
  5. Yene Nesh Wey (Amalele)
  6. Wede Harer Guzo
  7. Yemanesh Ayinama
  8. Almaz Eyasebkush
  9. Anchin Kfu Ayinkash
  10. Minlbelesh
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Added on: September 2, 2016