Ayalew Mesfin - Wegene (My Countrymen)

Ayalew Mesfin - Wegene (My Countrymen)

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Wegene was reissued by Now-Again on 17 August 2020. Ayalew Mesfin was a legendary figure in Ethiopia’s music scene in the 1970s (despite being forced underground by the oppressive Derg regime). 'Wegene (My Countryman)', constructed from Mesfin’s now-rare 7” singles catalogue, is part of a new series of reissues telling the story of Ethiopia’s music scene and his role within it. Soulful, hot-fingered Ethio-funk tunes.

The album contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Ayalew’s role within it.

Format / LP with oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book
Label / Now-Again
Cat No / NA5193-LP-ST
Genre / Soul & Funk, International
Release date / 17 August 2020

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