Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Wede Harer Guzo

£24.99
Format: 2LP
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ATFA021LP

17/06/2016

Third Awesome Tapes From Africa reissue for Hailu Mergia! Super-rare, first time available outside Ethiopia! In the years since Shemonmuanaye, Mergia has revamped his touring career, playing festivals and clubs worldwide, including a recent tour supporting Beirut. By 1978, Addis Ababa's nightlife was facing challenges. The ruling Derg regime imposed curfews, banning citizens from the streets after midnight until 6:00 am. But that didn't stop some people from dancing and partying through the night. Bands would play from evening until daybreak and people would stay at the clubs until curfew was lifted in the morning!. One key denizen of Addis' musical golden age, Hailu Mergia, was preparing a follow-up to his seminal 'Tche Belew' LP with the famed Walias Band.

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