Mulatu Astatke
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1943-12-19
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Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke Biography (Wikipedia)

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 1970s.

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Yekermo Sew (Radio 2 Session, 14 Jan 2014)
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Yekermo Sew (Radio 2 Session, 14 Jan 2014)
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Yakermo Sew (A Man Of Expeirence and Wisdom)
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Yakermo Sew (A Man Of Expeirence and Wisdom)
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Yekermo Sew
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Yekermo Sew
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Esketa Dance (feat. The Heliocentrics)
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Esketa Dance (feat. The Heliocentrics)
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Green Africa
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Green Africa
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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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Asmarina (feat. Fèqadu Amdè-Mesqel)
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Asmarina (feat. Fèqadu Amdè-Mesqel)
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Munayé (My Muna)
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Munayé (My Muna)
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Emnete
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Emnete
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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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Yakermew Sew
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Yakermew Sew
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Netsanett
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Netsanett
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Yegalle Tizetta
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Yegalle Tizetta
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