26 Nov 2009

Mulatu Astatke

From RNZ Music

Ethiopiques a series documenting Ethiopian popular music from the 1960s and 1970s, compiled by French producer Francis Falceto, includes the catalogue of Mulatu Estatke. Mulatu is responsible for the sound and form of 'ethio-jazz' and bringing it to a global audience. Trevor Reekie reviews the astonishing body of work of Mulatu Astatke who is included in a star-packed 10 piece band, the Ethiopiques, coming to Womad in 2010, and talks to Mulatu about his recent album New York - Addis - London The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975. 26 November 2009.