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  • contest June 24, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Hailu Mergia Show July 1 at Pioneer Works

    Hailu Mergia is one of Ethiopia’s premier accordion, keyboard and synthesizer players. Perhaps best known as the keyboardist of the Walias Band from Addis Ababa, Mergia awed American audiences after his move to the U.S. in the early ’80s to … Read more »

  • review October 4, 2013

    Hailu Mergia Remixes

    Until quite recently, Hailu Mergia was, to all but a few committed fans of ‘70s and ‘80s Ethio-jazz/funk, a DC-area taxi driver like any other working out of Dulles International Airport. Since a heyday in which Mergia led one of … Read more »

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