The legend of Ethiojazz Mr HAILU MERGIA is BACK! After an amazing sold out show at Jazz Cafe Hailu Mergia and KRAR COLLECTIVE return for a mega show at the brand new EartH venue in Dalston. This is THE Ethiopian jazz show of the season!! The best of ETHIOJAZZ AND ETHIOROOTS!
HAILU MERGIA started out playing keyboards for iconic Ethiopian group Walias Band, whose 1977 recording “Muziqawi Silt” is a defining piece of the country’s musical history, before going on to work with legendary Ethio jazz vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke. After years of being a taxi driver in Washington
KRAR COLLECTIVE - one of the tightest, funkiest Ethiopian bands in the world!
“one of the grooviest and most hypnotic bands at Damon Albarn's recent Africa Express bonanza. Expect a funky dance marathon.” Time Out
Temesgen Zeleke, krar
Genet Assefa, vocal