Album artwork for Tche Belew by Hailu Mergia and The Walias

The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia and the Walias, Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution. The story of the Walias band is a critical chapter in Ethiopian popular music, taking place during a period of music industry flux and political complexity in the country. Hailu Mergia, a keyboardist and arranger diligently working the nightclub scene in Addis Ababa, formed the Walias in the early 1970?s with a core group of musicians assembled from prior working bands.

Hailu Mergia and The Walias

Tche Belew

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Released 10/14/2014Catalogue Number

ATFA012

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Released 09/17/2014Catalogue Number

CD 5560

Hailu Mergia and The Walias

Tche Belew

Awesome Tapes
Album artwork for Album artwork for Tche Belew by Hailu Mergia and The Walias by Tche Belew - Hailu Mergia and The Walias
Album artwork for Tche Belew by Hailu Mergia and The Walias
LP

$21.99

LP

Released 10/14/2014Catalogue Number

ATFA012

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Tche Belew by Hailu Mergia and The Walias
CD

$15.99

CD

Released 09/17/2014Catalogue Number

CD 5560

The acclaimed and highly sought-after LP by Hailu Mergia and the Walias, Tche Belew, an album of instrumentals released in 1977, is perhaps the most seminal recording released in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution. The story of the Walias band is a critical chapter in Ethiopian popular music, taking place during a period of music industry flux and political complexity in the country. Hailu Mergia, a keyboardist and arranger diligently working the nightclub scene in Addis Ababa, formed the Walias in the early 1970?s with a core group of musicians assembled from prior working bands.