Hailu Mergia YENE MIRCHA
$8.00 – $18.00
*LP/CD/Tape include digital download
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Hailu Mergia put together an expanded band and composed most of the song for the follow-up to the hugely successful “Lala Belu.”
Mergia’s new album “Yene Mircha” (“My Choice” in Amharic) encapsulates many of the things that make the keyboardist, accordionist and composer-arranger remarkable—elements that have persisted to maintain his vitality all these years, through the ebb and flow of his career. The rock solid trio with whom he has toured the world most recently, DC-based Alemseged Kebede (bass) and Ken Joseph (drums), forms the nucleus around which an expanded band makes a potent response to the contemporary jazz future “Lala Belu” promised. “Yene Mircha” calcifies Mergia’s prolific stream of creativity and his philosophy that there is a multitude of Ethiopian musical approaches, not just one sound.
Cassette – $8, CD – $9, LP – $18, MP3 – $8, WAV – $8