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Hailu Mergia (ET)

Hailu Mergia

14/07/2018

20:00 - 22:00
Entré Kr. 130
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Koncertsted

Radar
Skovgaardsgade 3
DK-8000 Aarhus C
(+45) 86 76 03 44
kontakt@radarlive.dk
www.radarlive.dk
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Arrangør

Radar
(+45) 30 27 61 67
www.radarlive.dk

Genre

Soul/Funk/Jazz

Hailu Mergia (ET)

En visionær skikkelse i etiopisk jazz



Op gennem 1960-70’erne var Hailu Mergia stilskabende med sit orkester Walias Band der indspillede en række kompositioner, som siden er blevet ethio-jazzstandarder fortolket af et utal af internationale artister.



Med tiden revolutionerede Mergia den etiopiske folkemusik ved at anvende moogs og synthezisere og vise fremtiden for genren. I 1981 emigrerede han til USA, hvorefter Walias Band blev opløst, og Mergia begyndte at arbejde som taxachaffør.



I 2013 genudgav Awesome Tapes From Africa studiealbummet Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument fra 1985, der genoplivede myten om etiopisk musiks guldalder og gjorde Mergia efterspurgt på spillesteder og festivaler verden over.



Mergia er nu tilbage med sit længe ventede comeback-album Lala Belu udgivet på Awesome Tapes From Africa – så gå ikke glip af at opleve koryfæet i levende live denne helt særlige aften på Radar.




A visionary figure in Ethiopian jazz



Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a trendsetter with his band Walias Band, who recorded a number of compositions that have since become Ethio-jazz standards covered by countless international artists.



Over the years, Mergia revolutionised Ethiopian folk music by using moogs and synthesisers to bring the genre into the future. In 1981, he emigrated to the USA, which led to the dissolution of Walias Band, and Mergia started working as a cab driver.



In 2013, Awesome Tapes From Africa re-released the studio album Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument from 1985, which rekindled the myth of the golden age of Ethiopian music and put Mergia on the map for venues and festivals around the world.



Now, Mergia returns with his anticipated comeback album Lala Belu, released on Awesome Tapes From Africa, so do not miss out on a chance to experience this legend live in concert at Radar.


Line-up

Hailu Lulessa Mergia (acc, org, rhodes, p), Fasil Wuhib (b), Ken Joseph (drm)




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