Taxi driver by day, funk-fuelled keys maestro by night; the story of Hailu Mergia is one of a late justice for years spent in exile.
After being brought into the limelight by African boogie reissue label, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Hailu has been one of the most in demand Ethiopian artist on the global circuit.
Helming a trio with a badass rhythm section, he will perform his cult classic album, ‘Wede Harzer Guzo’, as well as critically acclaimed new releases such as ‘Lala Belu’.
This is a rare opportunity to see one of the most influential African artists of our generation, bringing his famed blend of jazz-funk rhythms to the iconic Islington Assembly Hall.
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Stage times (subject to change)
Hailu Mergia 20:45
All tickets to shows at Islington Assembly Hall are subject to a Venue Levy of £1 + VAT. As a Grade II listed building, this levy will be reinvested into Islington Assembly Hall and its services, meaning the customer experience can continue to be enhanced.
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Presented by Columbo.
This is a 16+ event. You may be asked to prove your age and if you’re unable to show valid ID, you may be refused entry. Valid ID includes passports, driving licences, 16+ Zip Oyster photocards and CitizenCards. Photocopies will not be accepted.