Friday, May 10, 2013


Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument

The next Awesome Tapes From Africa LP release is by Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band accordion/keyboardist extraordinaire. Hailu made his name in Walias Band and later went on to do some visionary solo recordings. Hailu Mergia's beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs via analog synth, electric piano and accordion has been remastered and will be available June 25 on LP/CD/MP3/C60.

Superb news!!! Can't wait to hear this, great job!!
great ! can't wait to hear it !!
Does "C60" mean cassette edition?
Yes, C60 means there's a cassette version of this available soon!
great, can't wait to hear it ...I posted some old Hailu's tracks at my blog, but internet police deleted download link ...will reupload it as soon as possible ...
Fantastic, really like this. Look forward to the full version!
well, the link for download are re-uploaded, so if you want, go to my blog and get the tracks (in low quality)
Bring some to Toronto, please!

Where can I get this ?

shut up and take my money!

Can't wait to hear this mayne!! great vibes !! let's hope i have the money
I'm so glad I found this artist on your site. I fell in love as soon as I heard it, so I wrote about it. Here it is

Keep finding awesome music!
This sounds fantastic!

Thank you so much for your visit to Hannover! My friends and me had a amazing time dancing our asses off!

All the best,
Does the LP come with a digital download?
yes, it does!
'Shilela' or 'Kerereto' is a sound of warriors from the Ethiopian highlands. Hailu did a good job composing it with his instrument.
Oh my God, I have been looking for this song for ages. He is my father's favorite and mine too as a child. I would love to purchase his works. thank you for posting it here. Go Hailu Mergia! You are truly loved by many.
I'm eagerly awaiting for the release. Thank you for the owner of "Awesome Tapes from Africa" for resurrecting the works of Hailu Mergia. He is one of a kind!
I found this vinyl at the local record shop looking for something out of my usual playlists. Enjoyed thoroughly, and amazed by the music collection on this website. Thanks for making this happen.
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