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Hailu Mergia

News & Press

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
Resident Advisor | Hailu Mergia’s first new album in 15 years coming on Awesome Tapes From Africa

Upcoming Events


Pine Plains, NY / Huichica East Music Festival


Raleigh, NC / Hopscotch Music Festival


Big Sur, CA / Freaks for the Festival


San Francisco, CA / The Chapel
with Amo Amo


San Francisco, CA / The Chapel
with Amo Amo

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"Gum Gum" from  Lala Belu