* Concert Photos by Gizaw Meshesha, thanks a lot *
This is the first part of the dj set I played at the concert of Hailu Mergia last monday in Berlin, in lovely monarch – as far as I remember. It starts with quiet ambient folk and kraut tunes, then continues with spiritual jazz and the first part ends with ethiopian dance grooves of the 70ies and the early kraut classic “farewell to ibusia” by afro funk.
Thanks Hailu Mergia for an amazing night!
stranded horse w/ ballake sissoko
Full Moon Ensemble
East New York Ensemble de music
Bea Benjamin (excerpt)
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band
(120 min – for detailed tracknames write me)
This is the second part of the Hailu Mergia Mix – the tracks I played after the concert last monday starting with “atomic bomb” from the amazing onyeabor reissue on luaka bop. There are afrobeat highlife classics, funk 7″, spiritual soul from burkina faso, senegal, benin or ghana, going back to ethiopian 70 dance tracks until calming down a bit with malian jazz & sounds from the sahel zone ending with marijatas epic “I walk alone”.
Rarely there was a concert I was asked so many times by an enthusiastic audience, so I recorded this mix.
dieuf dieul de thiés
african brothers band
le mystere jazz de tombouctou
by joe le taxi