Sydney Live Music Guide: Mulatu Astatke


Mulatu Astatke AustraliaThe godfather of Ethio-jazz makes a welcome return to Australia after the resounding success of his 2011 tour.

The Ethiopian percussionist is credited with combining jazz and traditional Ethiopian folk music during the 1970s once he’d completed his jazz studies in England.

Astatke has collaborated with artists such as Duke Ellington and Mahmoud Ahmed and countless samples of his work feature in contemporary hip-hop and pop.

Sun, March 3rd, The Standard




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