Wede Harer Guzo by Hailu Mergia, released 16 June 2016 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 Kifu Ayinkash 10. Minilbelsh By 1978, Addis Ababa’s nightlife was facing challenges. The ruling Derg regime imposed curfews, banning citizens from the streets after midnight until 6am. But that didn’t stop some people from dancing and partying thorough the night. Bundle of four Hailu Mergia LPs: Lala Belu, Tche Belew, Wede Harer Guzo (2XLP) and Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument (2XLP). Includes unlimited streaming of Wede Harer Guzo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days.
To my surprise, Hailu Mergia (layer and bandleader of Ethiopian origin) sent me his only copy of this cassette-only release from 1978, Wede Harer Guzo. I knew of Dahlak Band but I didn’t know he recorded with them. The soulful, smokey reinterpretations of seminal Ethiopian standards, along with two Mergia originals, make a considerable impact on your heart, if only you’re still human in these strange and challenging times.
Keyboards, Accordion, Melodica, Producer – Hailu Mergia. Photography By – Piotr Gruchała. Recorded By – Javon Gant. Written-By – Hailu Mergia (tracks: A2, B2-B3). Includes a code to download MP3s of the album.
The first, Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye, was originally recorded in Washington in 1985, after the Walias Band’s dissolution. The work of a one-man band, this mirage of electric piano, mournful synth, pirouetting accordion, and repetitive drum machine felt accordingly dislocated and solitary, with unchanging tempos that felt like no tempo, a kind of astronomical drift. Mergia never stopped writing, and with Lala Belu -his first new full-length in two decades-he’s finally produced an album to stand alongside those golden-era landmarks. While he’s become a remarkably versatile songwriter, the new release contains echoes of the old, full of peculiar details that contrast the sparkly veneer of the jazz trio he’s now fronting.
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Hailu Mergia, once among the most beloved musicians in Ethiopia, spent the past two decades working as a cab driver in Washington, . But he never stopped playing, and he's back at it again with a new album. htm. n African Funk Pioneer Gets a Second Chance on a Global Stage. The Ethiopian pianist Hailu Mergia, 71, had become a taxi driver.
Hailu Mergia Lala Belu Josh Gray, February 23rd, 2018 13:14. The long forgotten Ethio-jazz legend unveils the record no one, especially the man himself, expected him to be releasing in 2018
Hailu Mergia, a keyboardist and arranger diligently working the nightclub scene in Addis Ababa, formed the Walias in the early 1970 s with a core group of musicians assembled from prior working bands. Exclusive discount for Prime members. What a fabulous musical discovery this CD is, the reissue of an album originally released in Ethiopia in 1977. Hailu Mergia was a talented keyboard player and showed a particular flair on the organ. Think vintage Blue Note jazz merged with that magical, hypnotic sound as heard on many of the those great "Ethiopiques" albums. While Mergia's organ playing is the dominant instrument on these recordings, he plays with a full band and the horn section in particular is outstanding.
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