Café Mouffe: Mulatu Astatke’s Ethio-Jazz

Mulatu Astatke hooked me in a BBC The Strand interview when he lauded a certain tribe of Ethiopian musicians to “scientists in music.” The brief sound bites made me want to hear some vintage Ethio-Jazz such as Yegelle Tezeta (1974); the audio here is a little murky but it doesn’t cramp the groove. Mulatu’s Mood comes from his 2010 release, Mulatu Steps Ahead.

Encore: The master discusses tracks on Mulatu Steps Ahead.

One thought on “Café Mouffe: Mulatu Astatke’s Ethio-Jazz

  1. The horn breaks remind me of the New Orleans brass band the Soul Rebels and their style of music.

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