Ayalew Mesfin – Wegene (My Countryman)

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A
Teregew Nebere (You Used To Understand)
Neye Temelesh Belwat (Tell Her To Come Back)
Wegene (My Countryman)
Ambassel (Ambassel)
Rehab (Rehab)

B
Endetnesh Belulegn (Ask How She’s Doing)
Tizitash Zewetir (Your Memories Always)
Wubalem (Stunning)

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. NA5193 (Complete Works Anthology LP version NA5216).