recently published a feature about Hailu Mergia, from Ethopia’s ‘golden age of jazz’ – recently rediscovered living and working in exile in Washington DC. Cult-label Awesome Tapes of Africa re-released his classic recordings, and launched the career of venerable accordion master on a second wind.

Read the interview here:

Hailu Mergia will perform at Seaside Sessions this Saturday, January 23 in a set just before next generation jazz star Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Opening the show, Aaron Lebos Reality.  Details at