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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Birtukane

Two years after first discovering Hailu Mergia and promising myself I’d buy his groundbreaking Tche Belew record, I’ve yet to fulfil my wish, but after hearing today’s song for the first time in ages, I intend to remedy this right … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band — Sintayehu

A NOTE FROM THE LP BLOG:  You may or may not have noticed that the LP Blog didn’t post a song of the day yesterday? This is mainly because, in my ever-evolving daily schedules, time sometimes escapes me and, whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia- Gum Gum

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades. The keyboardist, army accordionist and synth pioneer spent three decades … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Anbessa Orchestra – Werik’i (Gold)

“Werk’i (Gold) is a song that reflects back on moments of pure love. Enjoy!…” Today’s song had only been on for a few seconds, but I knew straight away it was headed somewhere deep, I could feel it in my … Continue reading

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