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  • 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 rulalaralu
    Amazing sensibility... Wonderful Africa
  • Avatar for grifel
    Mulatu Astatke live in Saint-petersburg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILz_k5q0WM
  • Avatar for iamholgerczukay
    First listen, instant love.
  • Avatar for elbolt
    Here are some photos from the amazing concert in Heidelberg @ Karlstorbahnhof, Dec. 9, 2010: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14402313@N02/sets/72157625444355481/show/
  • Avatar for sarcastus
    Very great Music :)
  • Avatar for sayfuddeen
    .........ما شاء الله, ما شاء الله
  • Avatar for sayfuddeen
    .....جـــــــــــــزاك الله
  • Avatar for Dhrage
    Yèkèrmo Sèw was featured in the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers, very good choice.
  • Avatar for buttgammon
    One of his songs (can't remember which) has just turned up on the last-night political cheesefest 'This Week'! WTF?
  • Avatar for prankojed
    Live legend,fabules
  • Avatar for saredemba
    Du bon, du très bon!!!!!
  • Avatar for TimesOfGrace
    An immense musician capable of so many things.
  • Avatar for street_dawg
    legendary
  • Avatar for Dianamusic
    "El Ethio-Jazz en el siglo XXI". Comentario del concierto de Mulatu Astatké And The Heliocentrics en la Sala Heineken de Madrid: http://www.cuadernosdejazz.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=384:mulatu-askatke-a-the-heliocentrics&catid=9:general&Itemid=8 (Sergio Zeni en Cuadernos de Jazz)
  • Avatar for squiggins
    Damn it, now I have this guy scrobbling by multiple spellings. I hate that.
  • Avatar for zykop
    eh mais c'est Gétatchèw Mèkurya en photo
  • Avatar for ilkka
    Please merge with Mulatu Astatke
  • Avatar for soundmotion
    Check out: MULATU ASTATKE also He is in Tour with The Heliocentrics new album is coming soon "Inspiration Information" on Strut Label enjoy & spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Avatar for chiefbob
    Ha yes! great film but even better soundtrack. I had to find it straight away. Now to find the soundtrack to life aquatic including david bowie in spanish
  • Avatar for puhma87
    haha chiefbob, me too. btw he movie's name is "Broken Flowers", directed by Jim Jarmusch
  • Avatar for chiefbob
    I recently discovered this whilst watching a film starring bill murray and im hooked! Perfect mystery solving music
  • Avatar for ificantdance
    By the generally accepted conventions for transliterating the Ethiopic alphabet into the Roman alphabet, it's Astatqe, with the mark above the "e" being presumably for French readers. But I don't think anyone's screwing him by how they spell it, any more than they're screwing him by pronouncing it with an Anglophone accent. After all, what's the "correct" way to use the Roman alphabet for letters and sounds that don't even exist in it?
  • Avatar for Tricksta_P
    It says Mulatu Astatqé on the Ethiopiques albums I've bought. I don't care that more people are screwing Mulatu by downloading tracks with the Astatke spelling. And I'm not saying Astatqé is the only legitimate spelling, but that's what the albums say and I'm sticking with it.
  • Avatar for candinc
    love
  • Avatar for BravoBlue
    I am pushing for the "K." It has more plays and google results. If we can reason that it ought be "q" we can always try to change it, but can we agree somewhat to use either "q" or "k" ?
  • Avatar for ificantdance
    "K" and "q" are pronounced differently from each other in Amharic and other languages in and around Ethiopia, but the "q" sound doesn't exist in English so it's apt to be transliterated into the Roman alphabet as "k" sometimes. "Astatk'e," anyone? Putting a brief glottal stop after the "k" helps force the "k" sound further back in your throat, where the "q" sounds.
  • Avatar for Fophillips
    He is credited as Astatqé on Éthiopiques albums.
  • Avatar for aproragadozo
    is it 'astatqé' or 'astatke'? i would say the latter, but i only saw him credited on the 'broken flowers' ost, and that might be the anglicised version of his name.. although what's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet
  • Avatar for whitebicycle
    the plays for the "k" and "q" spellings should be merged.
  • Avatar for skfarouk
    this is the best discovery i made this week..
  • Avatar for AbsFTW
    Tezetaaa <33
  • Avatar for Pirateal
    赞 i'm felling good
  • Avatar for sketcherone
    Mulatu is the truth.

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