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  • review July 5, 2016

    Wede Harer Guzo

    Ethiopian keyboard maestro Hailu Mergia has held on tenaciously to his art and to his skills over the years since his move from Addis Ababa to Washington, D.C. in the ‘80s to escape the dictatorship of the Derg. Luckily for … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • blog April 22, 2013

    New Quantic Mixes: 45s from Angola and Ethiopia!

    Quantic (AKA Will Holland) is an excellent collector and selector of old-school styles of African and Afro-diasporic popular music. Although we sometimes wish that he would do a little bit more posting of tracklists, we continue to share his historically … Read more »

  • review December 17, 2012


    Although we are definitely little late on this one, albums of quality shouldn’t be allowed to slip under the radar. And Guzo, the newest record from Samuel Yirga, a young Ethiopian pianist/composer whose playing has been making waves in the … Read more »

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