Teshome Wolde and Dahlak Band

Side A

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Side B

Track 6

Track 7

Track 8

Track 9

Track 10


Now’s as good a time as any to make sure you have “immersing myself in the music of Teshome Wolde” on your musical bucket list for the summer this year. Get started with this insanely good tape from one of my fave labels Marathon Music Shop. #timelessguragignaoldies

Teshome Wolde is a Gurage singer who worked with Roha Band, Dahlak Band (a group that featured Hailu Mergia) and others. As usual, YouTube holds the key to a spectrum of guragigna music videos and songs. When you finish basking in Teshome Wolde’s diverse catalog, take a broader look at this rarely-discussed-outside-Ethiopia zone of neo-folk music. It swings hard like it some kind of 1950s soda fountain rockabilly band with this four-on-the-floor vibe against hand claps and hypnotic repetitions. Throw in some deeply soulful vocalists and gurage music is really something to shout about.

Further info about Teshome Wolde and link to buy a more recent record.

23 responses to “Teshome Wolde and Dahlak Band”

  1. Bora says:

    great music. thanks again!

  2. mordy says:

    is track 5 cut off in the middle?

  3. Dani says:

    I can’t get enough of the first track – thanks for sharing this!

  4. Orion says:

    Is there a proper tracklisting for this tape? Also, what year was this tape? Any idea?

  5. Theo says:

    That’s excellent !

  6. klinsman says:

    i like this…great thanks

  7. Ryan says:

    Track 7 is so good! Perfect music for open windows and sunshine!

  8. Blee says:

    Wow, this album is amazing. Listening to track 8 as I download entire set. I’ve got to burn this on to CD so I can play in my car, sounds like serious cruising music on a hot summer day! Thank you for posting this as well as all your other gems. Really unique music site, I love it.

  9. Andre says:

    please reissue this one!!!

  10. Metrin Slerba says:

    Download for track 9 not working.

    Just found this site today, awesome indeed!

  11. Camille says:

    This album is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Jonny says:

    I may be wrong but, isn’t track 9 the same as track 8? if so was this a mistake when uploading the tape or did it come like this?

  13. Ethio Jazz says:

    Thank you for the upload! Just to clarify, Hailu Mergia was never a member of the Dahlak Band (nor ever featured). He did however, release a cassette (“Wede Harar Guzo”) in the late 1970s with the Dahlak Band backing him.

  14. Igor says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Tracks 8 and 9 are identical though.

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  16. Douglas says:

    Grack 2 is major league awesome.

  17. Sheba Sound says:

    Cheers for putting some gurage beats up…here’s a link to some traditional (sabat bet) gurage sounds recorded in Welkite in Ethiopia a couple of years ago… http://shebasound.com/2016/01/gurage-sabat-bet-extended-dub-mix/

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  19. A.wondirad says:

    Hailu mergia has another cassete record oldes music ZERAFE title pls put on market cd .thanks for your company we get this music soon.

  20. Otto says:

    This is expected to release on VINYL? Fantastic sounding!

  21. Otto says:

    5. track incomplete, 8.-9. tracks same. It’s not good this wa, in turn great music. Should be improved! Thanks

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