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Mulatu Astatke (born on December 19, 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases: Mulatu Astatqé) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of .

Born in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music. Astatke led his band while playing vibraphone and conga drums—instruments that he introduced into Ethiopian popular music—as… read more

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  • bad mofo
  • Here some pics and impressions of the Berlin show:
  • Looking forward to seeing Mulatu and his band live next monday.
  • his band is great live...
  • Yègellé tezeta ao vivo é demais!
  • Mora aqui > ♥
  • ♥ el papá africano en Bogotá!!!
  • Wowzer!
  • You got to see him live if you can.
  • Criolo, a great brazilian artist of the nu scene brought me here!!!Great music, indeed.

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