Hailu Mergia Live @ The ‘Sco

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Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:30 pm to 11:59 pm

Dionysus Club (the ’Sco)

135 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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$10 for the public, FREE with OCID

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Hailu Mergia is a legendary jazz keyboardist, accordionist, and band leader from Ethiopia, currently living in Washington, DC.  His latest album, Yene Mircha, came out in March 2020 on Awesome Tapes From Africa and features the largest ensemble of musicians of any of his recordings in over 30 years. Hailu’s story is remarkable and unorthodox. Hailu led one of the top funk bands in Ethiopia in the 70s, and the band came to tour the US. Since some members decided to stay in America, he moved to DC, where he has been working as a taxi driver. Hailu keeps a keyboard in his trunk so when he has spare time, he can park and practice in the back seat of his car. He never gave up on creating music.

Hailu Mergia, accompanied by Kenneth Joseph and Alem Kebede, will perform at The Oberlin ‘Sco on Saturday, April 1st. Doors are open at 9:30 PM, and the show starts at 10 PM.

The concert is open to the public: $10 Standing Room General Admission
Tickets avilable for purchase, Free with OCID!

Listen to his newest album: Yene Mircha | Hailu Mergia

Sponsored by Assemblies Committee

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