Mini-Doc on Ethiopian Accordion Player/Washington Taxi Driver

His name is Hailu Mergia and he was once a leader of one of the biggest jazz-funk bands in Etiopia.  But that was back in the 1970s.  When it moved to America, things turned out a little differently than he expected.

http://youtu.be/SKiJhJQv-mQ

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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