Δευτέρα, 16 Ιουλίου 2012

Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Tche Belew [1977]




During the 70's  there were recorded only three albums of instrumental music in Ethiopia.Two of them made by Mulatu Astatke.The third is this,a hidden gem!

 Walias Band  were an Ethiopian Jazz and funk band active from the early 1970s until the early 1990s. Formed by members of the Venus Band, Walias backed up many prominent singers with a hard polyrhythmic funk sound influenced by western artists like King Curtis, Junior Walker and Maceo Parker. In 1977 they recorded one of the few albums of Ethiopian instrumental music in collaboration with vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke, whose role as a bandleader and composer was also a major influence on Ethiopian popular music



                                                                               Enjoy!
 

2 σχόλια:

2b0rn0t0b είπε...

great blog! I will put your blog into my blogroll list ...also, invite you to visit my blog dedicated to ethiopain music : http://ethio-pain-music.blogspot.com/

greetings from Serbia.
Bora

Fantis Bastunis είπε...

Thanks for your comment Bora!
I'll check your blog that sounds quite promising...