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Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band extraordinaire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAsfI2cf7RQ

Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band accordion/keyboardist extraordinaire. Hailu made his name in Walias Band and later went on to do some visionary solo recordings. Hailu Mergia’s beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs via analog synth, electric piano and accordion has been remastered.

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