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News & Press

Washington Post | In Escape-ism, Ian Svenonius knows the future of rock-and-roll
PBS NewsHour | This Former Ethiopian Music Star Is Getting A Late-Life Encore in the U.S.
Pitchfork | Great Records You May Have Missed: Winter 2018
The Guardian | Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian Jazz Legend Who Jams In His Taxi
NY Times | An African Funk Pioneer Gets a Second Chance on a Global Stage
VICE | This DC Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia
Bandcamp | Man of the Hour: The Resurrection of Jazz Legend Hailu Mergia
Ethiopian Keyboard and Accordion Luminary, Hailu Mergia, Has Joined the GCT Roster
Pitchfork | The 37 Albums We’re Most Excited for in 2018
Pitchfork | Ethio-Jazz Legend Hailu Mergia’s New Song “Gum Gum” Looks to the Future

Upcoming Events


Minneapolis, MN / Cedar Cultural Center
with Yohannes Tona Band

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"Gum Gum" from  Lala Belu