Hailu Mergia

Ethiopian one-man funk band Hailu Mergia has been having a resurgence lately, and already played NYC twice in the past year. Now he's got two more NYC shows lined up, both happening this weekend.

The first is an APAP showcase presented by Okayafrica and Multiflora happening Friday (1/9) at Baby's All Right with Alsarah and the Nubatones and The Happy Show (DJ).

Then he plays the Barbes & Electric Cowbell-presented 'Secret Planet' show on Saturday (1/10) at Drom with Ani Cordero, Slavic Soul Party, Zongo Junction, Chicano Batman, Las Cafeteras, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Chop and Quench, and Sir Ramases and the Afro Ritmo Records Sound System. Hailu will be backed at both shows by his band Low Mentality. Tickets for both are on sale now, and flyers for both are below.

His only other announced date is London's Field Day on June 6.

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Hailu Mergia

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