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Hailu Mergia - Tezeta - LP

Hailu Mergia - Tezeta - LP

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First time ever on LP, this recording came out in 1975 on the Walis' own label via cassette. It's barely been seen in the decades since but this first full-length album by the seminal band is now available worldwide.

" From their genesis as members of the Venus club in-house band in the early 70s, The Walias were at the forefront of the musical revolution during an era where modern instruments and foreign styles superseded the traditional fare to become the staple sound of Ethiopia. No one would argue that The Walias were the trailblazing powerhouse of modern Ethiopian music.  …

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