Lala Belu by Hailu Mergia; Bandcamp Link: Lala Belu
Number 29 in the @thewiremagazinetop 50 releases of 2018.
A fine St Valentine’s Day soundtrack, if there ever was one.
Keyboardist of crucial Ethio-Jazz band, Walias Band, Hailu Mergia now lives and drives a cab in the Washington DC area. In 2014 @awesometapesfromafrica re-released one of Mergia’s albums, which inspired him to get back to writing and recording music. Lala Belu is the result.
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