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Best known for his contributions to the best-selling Ethiopiques compilation series and the patronage of artists as diverse as Shackleton and Peanut Butter Wolf, Mulatu is a giant of modern music who first rose to prominence in the 60s, fusing Western jazz and funk with traditional Ethiopian folk melodies, five tone scale arrangements and elements from music of the ancient Coptic church. If you've not explored this guy's formidable back catalogue before, what on earth have you been doing?

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  • Avatar for ladidavid
    Excellent !
  • Avatar for gugacpad
    So good!
  • Avatar for tetomusicmag
    I have recently published a feature article about Mulatu Astatké on TETO World Music Magazine! Click the link below to read about the story behind the pioneer of Ethio-Jazz. http://tetomusic.co.uk/mulatu-astatke-ethiopia/
  • Avatar for Spinnbar
    super rare sound!
  • Avatar for grifel
    Mulatu Astatke live in Saint-petersburg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILz_k5q0WM
  • Avatar for SoupForOne
    deserves so so so much more attention.
  • Avatar for Chilou
    Chinese New Year = dope track
  • Avatar for Azuk4
    fresh
  • Avatar for rotovick
    Hermoso!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  • Avatar for FlacoJetson
    dope stuff, among my favourite albums

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