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Hailu Mergia

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A new documentary on Ethiopian jazz pioneer Hailu Mergia recenters the artist
Bandcamp | The Best Albums of Spring 2021
AD | Hailu Mergia Blazes New Terrain on Yene Mircha, His Triumphant Return to Full Band Recording
Pitchfork | “Yene Mircha”
Pitchfork | Ethio-Jazz Legend Hailu Mergia Announces New Album Yene Mircha, Shares New Song
Resident Advisor | Hailu Mergia returns to Awesome Tapes From Africa with new LP, Yene Mircha
Pitchfork | The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
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.

Upcoming Events


Chicago, IL / Constellation


Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival
with Various Festival


Asheville, NC / The Orange Peel
with Helado Negro, Zenizen


Accord, NY / Woodsist Festival
with Various Festival

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"Gum Gum" from  Lala Belu
"Yegle Nesh - Live" from  Pioneer Works Swing (Live)


"Anchihoye Lene (Live at Pioneer Works)"