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Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha - LP

Hailu Mergia - Yene Mircha - LP

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Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Hailu Mergia put together an expanded band and composed most of the song for the follow-up to the hugely successful "Lala Belu."

It's been a long, winding road to Hailu Mergia's sixth decade of musical activity. From a young musician in the 60s starting out in Addis Ababa to the 70s golden age of dance bands to the new hope as an emigre in America to the drier period of the 90s and 2000s when he mainly played keyboard in his taxi while waiting in the airport queue or at home with friends. More recently, with the reissue of his c …

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