Hailu Mergia

Hailu Mergia and Low Mentality

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Ethiopian bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Hailu Mergia borrows from the beauty of traditional Amhara, Tigrinya, and Oromo melodies to form swirling arrangements of keyboard, accordion, Rhodes piano, and Moog synthesizer. In this performance, he partners with Nikhil P. Yerawadekar’s Low Mentality for bass and beat-oriented rock and roll melded with Afro-pop, reggae, hip-hop, calypso, and more. The collective plans to release an abundance of new material in the coming year, culminating with its debut album.


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