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  • blog February 6, 2015

    The International Bob Marley

    Today is the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth and, without a doubt, this will not be the only tribute to this fact that you will see. And that’s for a good reason–Marley looms as large in our popular culture … Read more »

  • blog January 22, 2015

    An Hour of Ethiopian Bliss

    Since you’ve found your way to this blog post, we probably don’t need to tell you how fantastic the music of Ethiopia is. What often gets less attention, however, is just how diverse it is. Ethiopia is the second-most populous … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Hailu Mergia on Organs, Ethiopia, and His Classical Instrument

     Hailu Mergia is back. And that’s a good thing. The keyboardist spent the late ’60s and ’70s in the Walias band, an r&b/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. Finding … Read more »

  • blog September 5, 2014

    Mulatu Astatke’s Journey to Find Himself

    The first thing that will strike you at a concert by Mulatu Astatke, before the music even starts, is the mix of the crowd you are in. First, there are the older jazz lovers who may have come upon Astatke … Read more »

  • contest July 17, 2014

    Mahmoud Ahmed Ticket Giveaway!

    On Sat., July 26 from 3-8 p.m., ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation present a can’t-miss live show: Ethiopian legend Mahmoud Ahmed live in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It will be the first time that he … Read more »

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