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Music - Mulatu Astatke

From Tuesday 8th October 2013 to Wednesday 9th October 2013

Mulatu Astatke will be performing at Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October. Doors open at 7:30pm with the event starting at 8:00pm.

ETHIO-JAZZ Legend Mulatu Astatke performs two special shows at London’s Village Underground on 8th and 9th October 2013 to celebrate the release of his new studio album ‘Sketches of Ethiopia’.

Mulatu Astatke, who will be releasing his new album ‘Sketches of Ethiopia’ on 2nd Sept (Jazz Village), bears witness to an extraordianarily rich career as the father of Ethio-jazz. From his musical studies at Trinity College London and Berkley College of Music, through groundbreaking recordings for the legendary Amha label in Addis Ababa’s golden age, to his soundtrack for a recent Jim Jarmush film, his adoption by the musical youth of Europe and the States and sampling by hip hop royalty, Astatke has a unique musical history.

His new album, Sketches of Ethiopia, brings to mind the great arrangements of Gil Evans and late Ellingtonian tone poems and is an homage to the rhythms and dances of Mulatu’s homeland that still provide the engine for his music. It’s also evidence that the grand old man of Ethio-jazz is not standing still.

Tickets, £15, can be purchased via the Village Underground website.

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