Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Hailu Mergia

If you're a fan of artists such as Mulatu Astatke and Getachew Mekurya, then 'Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye' is an album you really should track down. Recorded in 1985, but only gaining a wide release this year, it's a contagious meeting of Ethiopian rhythms and African pop. Bewarned, if 'Hari Meru Meru' doesn't get your party grooving gently, medical assistance may be required. Happy new year and thanks for stopping by in 2013.


Old Pa's Corner said...

That was pretty excellent TS...is the rest of the album as good as this? If so a must get!

The Swede said...

It's top stuff Old Pa, well recommended.

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