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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 Dur-Dur Band – Dooyo

How much do I love this track!!! The groove is contagious, the melody shines like a diamond and the vocals cut a fine stance! The group behind this superb afro-funk/soul sound is Somalian duo, Dur-Dur band, a young outfit from … Continue reading

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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 and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

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.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … 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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