Ayalew Mesfin – Mot Aykerim (You Can’t Cheat Death)

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A
Megen Anchi Hoye (Your Amazing Self)
Mot Aykerim (You Can’t Cheat Death – Alternate Take)
Weyolachew (I’m Warning You)

B
Erikew Sihedu (When Distance Arises)
Yetizitash Simet (The Feelings Of Your Memory)
Yedilu Shema (Victory Torch)
Turi Turi Nafa (Lies And More Lies)

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, Digital. 2020. NA5205 (Complete Works Anthology LP version NA5216).