Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument „Shemonmuanaye“
USED 2×12″ – Sleeve & Record Condition: Mint
Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa – ATFA004
Style: Folk, World, & Country, African
In 1985 master accordionist and veteran bandleader/arranger/keyboardist released the Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument cassette. In a nostalgic effort to bring back the vintage accordion sound of his youth, Mergia gave Ethiopian music a sonic makeover. Mergia was already celebrated for his work with the groundbreaking, industry-shifting Addis Ababa ethio-jazz and funk outfit the Walias Band, he pressed forward using new tools to retool the popular sounds of the past.