Mulatu Astatke
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1943-12-19
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Mulatu Astatke

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Mulatu Astatke (born on 19 December 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases, and ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ in his native Amharic) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in the western Ethiopian city of ...

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Biography

Mulatu Astatke (born on 19 December 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases, and ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ in his native Amharic) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz.

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Munayé (My Muna)
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Munayé (My Muna)
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Nètsanèt (Liberty)
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Nètsanèt (Liberty)
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Hager Fiker (Live at Maida Vale)
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Hager Fiker (Live at Maida Vale)
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Assosa Derache
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Assosa Derache
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Hager Fiker (BBC Radio 2 - 14/01/14)
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Hager Fiker (BBC Radio 2 - 14/01/14)
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Yakermew Sew
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Yakermew Sew
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Yegalle Tizetta
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Yegalle Tizetta
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Gubelye
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Gubelye
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Assosa Derache (Live At BBC Maida Vale)
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Assosa Derache (Live At BBC Maida Vale)
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Netsannet (Live Maida Vale Session Track)
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Netsannet (Live Maida Vale Session Track)
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Hager Fiker (Live Maida Vale Session Track)
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Hager Fiker (Live Maida Vale Session Track)
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Yakermew Sew (Live Maida Vale Session Track)
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Yakermew Sew (Live Maida Vale Session Track)
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics
Masenqo
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Masenqo
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Motherland Abay
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Motherland Abay
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Surma ft. Fatou
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Surma ft. Fatou
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Mulatu Astatke Biography

Mulatu Astatke (born on 19 December 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases, and ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ in his native Amharic) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz.

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 well as other percussion instruments, keyboards and organ. His albums focus primarily on instrumental music, and Astatke appears on all three known albums of instrumentals that were released during Ethiopia's Golden '70s.

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