Tag: melodica

  • Fanfán Tulipán: Genius Noci

    Fanfán Tulipán: Genius Noci

    Borrowing its name from the French film FanFan la Tulipe, the 1952 swashbuckling comedy set in the late 1750s featuring Gérard Philippe, Fanfán Tulipán is a young Czech band formed in 2009 and based in Prague. Blending jazz with funk, the chanson tradition and film…

  • 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,…