Tag: Éthiopiques

  • Hailu Mergia: Lala Belu

    Hailu Mergia: Lala Belu

    Born in Ethiopia and based in Washington since the early 1980s, Hailu Mergia is a legendary keyboard player who was a key member of the extraordinary golden era of Ethio-Jazz that first graced the African music scene between the late 1960s and 1970s. Tche Belew,…

  • Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé: Mistakes on Purpose

    Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé: Mistakes on Purpose

    Spearheading the prolific and unique surge of Ethiopian popular music in the 1960s and 1970s, Ethiopian singer, arranger and pianist Girma Bèyènè is a legendary figure who enjoyed a scintillating early career with various formations and musicians. The political unrest in his native country forced…