Hailu Mergia: Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (Vinyl LP)
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Hailu Mergia: Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (Vinyl LP)

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Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered reissue of this rare Ethiopan release. Hailu Mergia is a one-man band. In 1985, the master accordionist and veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist released the Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument cassette. In a nostalgic effort to bring back the vintage accordion sound of his youth, Hailu gave Ethiopian music a sonic makeover. He was already celebrated for his work with the groundbreaking Addis Ababa Ethio-Jazz and Funk outfit Walias Band. With imagination and a visionary sense of the self-contained possibilities of modern music, he captured the popular sounds of the past using the modern tools of the day. Shemonmuanaye, Sewnetuwa, Laloye, Wegene, Hari Meru Meru, Amrew Demkew, Anchin Alay Alegn, Ambasel, Hebo Lale, Belew Beduby, Shilela