Mulatu Astatke

The Éthiopiques play the festival of world cultures on Friday 22 August 2008 - 8.00pm.

The line up includes
Mahmoud Ahmed
Mulatu Astatke
Alemayehu Eshete & The Either/Orchestra

I only really know Mulatu Astatke off one cd i have Ethiopiques Volume 4 which is devoted entirely to his music, his music was also used in the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers with Bill Murray. Mulatu Astatke is known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in 1943 in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Astatke was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston, where he was the first African student at Berklee College of Music. His music combine jazz and Latin music influences with traditional Ethiopian music.

Yegelle Tezeta - Mulatu Astatke

Tickets are €32 (OUCH still gonna try and go)

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