Jazz Cafe at EartH:
Hailu Mergia + Krar Collective

Tuesday 2nd April

The keyboard and accordion virtuoso Hailu Mergia returns to London for his biggest show to date at EartH after selling out the Jazz Cafe last autumn.

Arguably the greatest of Brian Shimkovitz’s A&R discoveries for his label Awesome Tapes From Africa, Hailu started out playing keys for iconic Ethiopian group Walias Band, whose 1977 recording “Muziqawi Silt” is a defining piece of the country’s musical history, before going on to work with legendary Ethio jazz vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke.

His first new material in two decades came out this year on ATFA in the form of new album Lala Belu, with Pitchfork commenting that it “radically updates a style that already sounded like the future”.

Opening the show on the night will be Krar Collective, who serve up a colourful feast of mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves and are led by Temesgen Zeleke, a former student of Mulatu’s.

Line up

  • Hailu Mergia
  • Krar Collective

Doors

19:00-23:00

Price

Seated: £16.50
Hailu Mergia + Krar Collective

Jazz Cafe at EartH:
Hailu Mergia + Krar Collective

Tuesday 2nd April

Line up

  • Hailu Mergia
  • Krar Collective

Price

Seated: £16.50

Doors

19:00-23:00
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The keyboard and accordion virtuoso Hailu Mergia returns to London for his biggest show to date at EartH after selling out the Jazz Cafe last autumn.

Arguably the greatest of Brian Shimkovitz’s A&R discoveries for his label Awesome Tapes From Africa, Hailu started out playing keys for iconic Ethiopian group Walias Band, whose 1977 recording “Muziqawi Silt” is a defining piece of the country’s musical history, before going on to work with legendary Ethio jazz vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke.

His first new material in two decades came out this year on ATFA in the form of new album Lala Belu, with Pitchfork commenting that it “radically updates a style that already sounded like the future”.

Opening the show on the night will be Krar Collective, who serve up a colourful feast of mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves and are led by Temesgen Zeleke, a former student of Mulatu’s.


Restaurant Tickets

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How To Book

Join us for great food and a perfect view of the live show from the mezzanine.

1) Click ‘select your seats’.

2) Click ‘types’ and select the amount of guests, e.g ‘Table of 2’.

3) The floor plan will show available tables in blue, select the seats on the table you would like to purchase.

4) Click ‘buy tickets’ at the bottom of the page.

5) Check you’re happy with your tickets and complete the order!