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  • blog March 7, 2014

    Afropop Presents: Feedel Band Live at DROM

    Afropop is proud to present Feedel Band in concert on March 8, 2014 at DROM at 9:30 (doors open at 9). Pick up your tickets here. Feedel Band keeps the funky experimentation of 70s Ethiopia alive, with ties to the … Read more »

  • review February 11, 2014


    With her 24th album release, Aster Aweke proves she’s still the queen of Ethiopian pop. Savvy African music fans got an introduction to Aweke’s spectacular voice and stage presence during the late 1980s and early ‘90s when she first came … Read more »

  • blog January 8, 2014

    Hailu Mergia Short Documentary

    It’s a story that we’ve told a couple of times this year, but it’s one well worth telling again. Hailu Mergia was sensation on the piano and organ with the legendary Walias Band some 30 years ago as they worked … Read more »

  • blog December 31, 2013

    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 60′s and 70′s in the Walias band, a R’n’B/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. … Read more »

  • interview December 6, 2013

    ATFA’s Brian Shimkovitz on Ghana, Synthesizers, Hailu Mergia, and More Synthesizers

    The research for our Afro-Tech program relied heavily on the invaluable aid of a dedicated group of researchers. In the face of often overwhelming skepticism, they spent literally innumerable hours digging through the detritus of the 1980′s in search of audio gold. Particularly useful … Read more »

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