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Ground Control Touring on Best of 2018 Lists
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

Upcoming Events



Durham, NC / West Point On the Eno


Brooklyn, NY / Industry City
with Blue Swamini, Sinkane


Newport, RI / Newport Jazz Festival

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