Ayalew Mesfin – Tewedije Limut (Let Me Die Loved)

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Tewedije Limut (Let Me Die Loved)
Mot Aykerim (You Can’t Cheat Death)
Shuferu (The Driver)

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Libe Dil Temeta (My Heart Is Conquered)
Gora Weshebaye (The Mountain Hero)
Anchi Yefikir Taot (You Are Love)
Ayish Ayishina (I See And I See You)

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.

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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. NA5194 (Complete Works Anthology LP version NA5216).