Tag Archives: Mulatu Astatke

Interview: Meklit – Humble to the Unknown (August 2018)

Interview: Meklit – Humble to the Unknown (August 2018)

With a nomadic upbringing and a yearning to speak her own truth, Meklit is an empowered songstress making big noise in the modern world of Ethio-jazz. Combining East Coast African jazz with her own brand of danceable soul, the end result is a dynamic mix of energy and courage in...
Playlist: Family Atlantica (May 2017)

Playlist: Family Atlantica (May 2017)

Ever wondered where the intoxicating sound of Family Atlantica comes from? We asked Luzmira Zerpa and Jack Yglesias (founder members of the band) to share with us some of their music influences and inspirations and the following video playlist is a journey to discover el ritmo de la Familia! Don’t miss the opportunity to...
Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Jazz Café (London, 4th & 5th April 2017)

Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Jazz Café (London, 4th & 5th April 2017)

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...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air – April 2017

Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air – April 2017

We wanted to surprise you, but instead of an April Fool’s Day prank, we chose some amazing music. A few days ago, we went back to SOAS Radio for the third episode of Rhythm Passport on Air to guide you throughout April with our live music suggestions. So, stay tuned for...
Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Apologies to anyone thinking this might be the case, but no, the original Ethio-jazz architect is not Mulatu Astatke. The genius from Jimma is the undeniable model maker and developer of the more recent style. However, to sketch and lay out what has become an unequal combination between traditional African...
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