Thu 21 September 2017 | 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Barby - Derech Kibuts Galuyot 52, Tel Aviv, 124 NIS

Serenades Presents:
Hailu Mergia (Ethiopia) Live // Barby // 21.9

Hilo Marga – one of the greatest Ethiopian musicians of the 1960s and 70s and one of the fathers of the Ethiopian jazz / punk – will arrive at a single concert at the Barby club in Tel Aviv.

The pioneer of the Synthesizers and the Ethiopian accordionist Haile Margiera has accumulated over three decades of high reputation in Ethiopia and abroad. His influence on the development of the eti-jazz / funk was tremendous, and was partly due to the ability to provide an innovative musical interpretation of popular Ethiopian songs and melodies.

In most of his years of activity, Margiera’s materials were mainly distributed locally and did not go outside of Africa, but a few years ago his sound finally penetrated the Western audience as well – some of his works were reissued through the amazing label of Awesome Tapes from Africa.

Hilo was surprised / shocked by the great interest his music created at Shimkovitz and in the world, and agreed to release the recordings in renewed editions, and also began to crystallize his return to stages around the world, such as Xjazz, Field Day, Clandestino, Boiler room and more.
Margia was born in a village in northern Ethiopia. He began to play accordion and piano in the military orchestra at the age of 14, and a little later he started touring the country. He also played with Walias (alongside Molto Astetka and Mahmoud Ahmad) and worked as a composer and arranger for successful Ethiopian musicians. At the same time, he worked on his solo albums – Tecew Belew, Shemonmuanaye Wede Harer, and more.

Just before Marjaia Yeala we are happy to host Sefi Ciesling – a huge trumpeter and a great musician who has just been solo soloist after more than a decade of playing the groove and funk Israeli ensemble.

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