- event type: Concert
- start date: 24 Sep 2019
- city/area: Berlin
- venue:Gretchen Club
- country: Germany
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts AG
Hailu Mergia, the veteran of Ethio Jazz is coming to town on September 24, to appear at Gretchen Club.
Hailu Mergia played the accordion in the army during the 1960s and was the part of the legendary Ethiopian funk combo Walias Band in the late 1970s. The dreamy music, which was developed in the capital Addis Ababa, can be described as Ethio Jazz - psychedelic jazz funk, extended by Ethiopian scales and rhythms. Some pioneers of this style, including Mulatu Astatke and Hailu Mergia, are being rediscovered as they create a recognizable idiom with brass sets consisting of only a few blue notes, or five notes.
We are raffling some tickets, so stay tuned! See you at Club Gretchen