From Addis Ababa to Boston
Friday, April 11, 2008
Mulatu Astatke's mesmerizing soundtrack for the film "Broken Flowers" brought him a new generation of fans. But the Ethiopian musical icon has spent the last 50 years bridging western jazz with Ethiopia's indigenous sounds. Gideon D’Arcangelo first met up with him in Addis Ababa.
Yekermo Sew (A Man of Experience)Artist: Mulatu AstatkeAlbum: Ethiopiques Vol. 4Label: Buda Musique
Kasalefkut-HuluArtist: Mulatu AstatkeAlbum: Mulatu of EthiopiaLabel: Worthy Records
MulahArtist: Nephew of PhelaAlbum: Nephew of Phela