Ayalew Mesfin - Wegene (My Countrymen)
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.