Following a string of sold-out shows, this April the father of Ethio-Jazz returns to London for two unique shows at Camden’s iconic Jazz Café.
A cult figure in the world of global music, Mulatu Astatke is known for his blend of pop, jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, Latin rhythms, Caribbean reggae, and Afro-funk.
The first African ever to graduate from the prestigious Berkley College of Music, he began recording in New York city in the early 1970s; developing the unique mix of American jazz and Ethiopian styles that would go on to become his trademark sound.
Today his music sounds more contemporary than ever, a fact possibly due to the hip hop artists who sampled his tunes (from Nas to Kanye West) and to a 2009 collaboration with London psyche-jazz ensemble the Heliocentrics.
His performances at the Jazz Café will be one not to miss.
At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…