Ayalew Mesfin – Che Belew (March Forward)

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Libe Menta Hone (My Divided Heart)
Hedech Gara Zura (She Left Across The Mountain)
Tereterkush Betam (I Suspect You Are Unfaithful)
Harrar Dire-Diwa (Harrar Dire-Diwa)
Yesew Neger (Amazed By Humanity)

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Konjo Lidge Nat (She’s A Beautiful Girl)
Yetembelel-Loga (Tall And Graceful)
Che Belew (March Forward)
Ho Bilo Hede (He Went Marching)
Zebeder (Mesmerizing)

Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend 1970s Ethiopia. The music he created with his Black Lion Band is amongst the funkiest to arise from Addis Ababa.

* WATCH THE FILM: CHE BELEW! (MARCH FORWARD!)

Each album contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Ayalew’s role within it.

LP, CD, and Digital. 2020. NA5192 (Complete Works Anthology LP version NA5216).