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.