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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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  • Avatar for Zombiewoolf
    bad mofo
  • Avatar for vals81
    Here some pics and impressions of the Berlin show: http://itsonlymusicbutlive.com/2014/12/17/mulatu-astatke-yamm-berlin/
  • Avatar for ladidavid
    Looking forward to seeing Mulatu and his band live next monday.
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    his band is great live...
  • Avatar for GusAbreu
    Yègellé tezeta ao vivo é demais!
  • Avatar for tati_bg
    Mora aqui > ♥
  • Avatar for Lizethblue
    ♥ el papá africano en Bogotá!!!
  • Avatar for fowlhuman
    Wowzer!
  • Avatar for Mokami
    You got to see him live if you can.
  • Avatar for Slim_rafa
    Criolo, a great brazilian artist of the nu scene brought me here!!!Great music, indeed.

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