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hailu mergia

hailu mergia & his classical instrument: shemonmuanaye

awesome tapes from africa



cd

Released: 1st Jul 2013

£11.99


2lp + download

Released: 1st Jul 2013

£22.99

out of stock


a lush, futuristic landscape, balancing ethiopian music's signature pentatonic modes & melodic shape with beautiful analogue synth flair.

in 1985 master accordionist & veteran walias band leader/arranger/keyboardist released the ‘hailu mergia & his classical instrument / shemonmuanaye’ cassette. the tape is a nostalgic effort to bring back the vintage accordion sound of his youth. adding a moog synthesizer, rhodes electric piano & rhythm machine to the harmonic layering of his accordion, he creates hauntingly psychedelic instrumentals. these songs draw from famous traditional & modern ethiopian songs, as hailu matches amhara, tigrinya & oromo melodies to otherworldly flavours soaked in jazz & blues.

hailu mergia & his classical instrument: shemonmuanaye

Tracklist

  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