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Hailu Mergia Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records

Hailu Mergia
Lala Belu

This is Hailu Mergia’s first LP since the upswing in interest in his music over the past half-decade. The revival is down in large part to the re-release job Awesome Tapes From Africa have done on some of his old records, and as such it’s fitting that Lala Belu should surface on the label. B...view item »

Hailu Mergia & The Walias
Tche Belew

This long-lost LP of cross-cultural soul-funk-infused Ethio-jazz instrumentals from 1977 is considered one of the most important recordings of the aftermath of the 1974 revolution. The Walias were formed in the early '70s in Addis Ababa by keyboardist and arranger Hailu Mergia, cutting a series of 45s with various singers as well as this entirel...view item »

Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band
Wede Harer Guzo

I present to you our favourite record to play in the office literally 100% of the time, but I’d also like to stress I’m not mad about it. ‘Wede Harer Guzo’ is a gorgeously chilled pop contemplation that both recycles and rejuvenates its best moments, and it proves Hailu Mergia the master of making light pop music. Hailu M...view item »