Tag Archives: Hailu Mergia

Your Ticket to… 2018 (in 10+ Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2018 (in 10+ Albums)

By now, you’d already know that we don’t like charts, ranks or hierarchies. So, of course, we have compiled a list of our favourite albums of the year (next to songs and videos), but more than a ranking, we prefer to call our choices a “music guide to 2018”. To...
Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s Brian Shimkovitz has done a brilliant job over the past seven years or so of bringing new life to legendary artists whose genre-shifting music has often been lost in the sea of modern sounds. One of these prolific musicians is Ethiopian Hailu Mergia, the keyboard and accordion...
Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Apologies to anyone thinking this might be the case, but no, the original Ethio-jazz architect is not Mulatu Astatke. The genius from Jimma is the undeniable model maker and developer of the more recent style. However, to sketch and lay out what has become an unequal combination between traditional African...
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