BirthdayDecember 0, 1943
BirthplaceJimma, Ethiopia

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Mulatu Astatke

    Full name: Mulatu Astatke
    Also known as: Mulatu Astatke, Astatke, Mulatu
    Professions: Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
    Occupation: Instrumentalist, composer, arranger

  2. Mulatu Astatke Known for

    Broken Flowers (2005), In a World... (2013), Little Heaven (2011), Farmhouse: Jim Jarmusch at Work (2008)

  3. Mulatu Astatke Biography

    Mulatu Astatke (born on December 19, 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases, and ??? ????? in his native Amharic) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz.Born in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music. Astatke led his band while playing vibraphone and conga drums—instruments that he introduced into Ethiopian popular music—as well as other percussion instruments, keyboards and organ. His albums focus primarily on instrumental music, and Astatke appears on all three known albums of instrumentals that were released during Ethiopia's Golden ’70s.

  4. Mulatu Astatke Family

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