Posts Tagged ‘Mark Lewisohn’

ToDo ToDay: Hailu Mergia, Sharon Jones, and $1 Oysters

In 1985, Hailu Mergia released a spacey solo album, Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument, which reinterpreted traditional Ethiopian accordion music. The album never took off in the States, and Mergia settled into a career as a cab driver in the D.C. area. Nearly three decades later, Brian Shimkovitz of the Awesome Tapes from Africa record [...]

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