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MULATU ASTATKE

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Mulatu Astatke (also spelled as Mulatu Astatqé; Amharic: ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger. He is known as the "Father of Ethio-Jazz." Born in 1943 in Jimma, Oromia, Ethiopia, Astatke was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston, where he was the first student at the Berklee College of Music. He would later combine his and Latin music influences with music. In 2005, his music appeared on the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers; Jarmusch has claimed the music to be a source of inspiration for making the film itself. Read more about Mulatu Astatke on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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YEKERMO SEW (A MAN OF EXPERIENCE AND WISDOM)

Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz 1969-1974
Last Played on March 20, 2013 12:16pm