Hailu Mergia
Yene Mircha
Awesome Tapes From Africa
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2020
CS
10.79
ATFA037MC
LP
23.39
ATFA037
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Tracklist
1Semen Ena Debub
2Yene Mircha
3Bayne Lay Yihedal
4Abichu Nega Nega
5Yene Abeba
6Shemendefer

Mergia's new album "Yene Mircha" ("My Choice" in Amharic) encapsulates many of the things that make the keyboardist, accordionist and composer-arranger remarkable—elements that have persisted to maintain his vitality all these years, through the ebb and flow of his career. The rock solid trio with whom he has toured the world most recently, DC-based Alemseged Kebede (bass) and Ken Joseph (drums), forms the nucleus around which an expanded band makes a potent response to the contemporary jazz future "Lala Belu" promised. "Yene Mircha" calcifies Mergia's prolific stream of creativity and his philosophy that there is a multitude of Ethiopian musical approaches, not just one sound.