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Mulatu Astatke (ET)



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Mulatu Astatke – also known as the founding father of Ethio-Jazz – brings his new band and vibes to Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Born in the Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music. He has collaborated with many notable artists across Africa, Europe and America arranging and playing on recordings by Mahmoud Ahmed, and appearing as a special guest with Duke Ellington during a tour of Ethiopia in 1973. His Western audience expanded even further when the 2005 Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers featured seven of Astatke’s songs. His work also features heavily in Hip hop with Nas, Damian Marley, Kanye West, Cut Chemist, and Knaan all sampling his work.

Presented by ALICE and Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

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