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Africa Oye Festival news: Mulatu Astatke – Live presentation of “Sketches Of Ethiopia” [2013 New Album]

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The father of Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke is coming to Liverpool!

One of Ethiopia’s greatest innovations, “Ethio-jazz,” is a transcendental fusion of traditional styles melded with jazz, funk and soul.

Mulatu’s musical education started in the UK, where as a student he worked with some of London’s leading jazz musicians. In the 60s, he became the first African to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and it was here the idea of Ethio-Jazz was born. Astatke went on to New York, where he would cut his teeth with some of the key US musicians of the time.

Since then he has worked with notable musicians from around the world, toured with Duke Ellington, and has been sampled by Nas, Four Tet & Cut Chemist.

Mulatu Astatke (Official Artist Page)
24 Kitchen Street, #Liverpool
Thursday 28 October
Tickets Nearly Sold Out: https://tinyurl.com/vc6pchz8

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