* Hailu Mergia

June 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Hamilton
600 14th St NW
DC 20005
$19.75 GA Standing, $24.75 GA Seated, $39.75 Premium Seating

Hailu Mergia was one of Ethiopia’s most popular keyboardists during the country’s music boom in the early ’70s – part of the afrobeat explosion that also saw the rise of Fela Kuti in Nigeria. Mergia performs organ driven soul jazz not too dissimilar from Dr. Lonnie Smith or Lonnie Liston Smith.

Elijah Jamal Balbed’s Soul Experience opens.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, JazzTimes, Downbeat, NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper, On Tap/District Fray Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He began covering the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Reach him at Jackson@CapitalBop.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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