Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ethiopian music legend Hailu Mergia is rediscovered

For more than a decade, Hailu Mergia has been driving a taxi in the US capital Washington DC. Very few of his customers are aware of the fact that he was once Ethiopia's most popular keyboard player and leader of the legendary Walias Band in the 1970s. He has recently been rediscovered and his music re-released. He has begun playing concerts, featuring traditional Ethiopian ballads and electronic-style jazz music. Hailu was recently in New York to play a concert. He spoke to our reporter, Leslie Goffe, about being rediscovered after so manyears.
BBC Africa