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Hailu Mergia Vinyl, CD & tapes by Hailu Mergia at Norman Records

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Hailu Mergia
Yene Mircha

Hailu Mergia is an Ethiopian musician who has 6 decades of music making behind him. Starting out in Addis Ababa in the ‘60s, and into the ‘70s with Walias Band, he eventually moved to the US, where a musically fallow period was filled as a taxi driver. His 2018 album Lala Belu saw him reach new audiences, bringing the sound of Ethiopia to the West. Now he returns with Yene Mircha. He uses a whole host of Ethiopian musicians from his past and present, and at 74 shows no sign of his creativity waning.

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. Backed by Tony Buck and Mike Majkowski, the music of Lala Belu is a knotted, swaying hybrid of American and Ethiopian jazz stylings.

Hailu Mergia & The Walias
Tche Belew

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Hailu Mergia
Yegojam Marnesh / Yegle Nesh

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Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band
Wede Harer Guzo

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Hailu Mergia
Hailu / Yegle Nesh

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Hailu Mergia
Musicawi Silt / Tche Belew

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