4 minutes read October 1, 2013 Mulatu Astatke is a legend Mulatu Astatke has achieved what most musicians could only dream of: he invented an iconic genre. In the 1970s, Astatke pioneered a fusion of western jazz with the traditional sounds….. Read More 1 minute read March 6, 2012 The Jazz of Samuel Yirga Mitiku I was in Dubai recently, working on a documentary, and on the way back to Cape Town I visited Ethiopia to see some friends and experience some of the Ethio-jazz….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 22, 2010 Mulatu Astatke's 'Green Africa' Updated: The Ethiopian jazz master has a new album. This is the first single. Maybe this is his blueprint for carbon emissions. Read More 1 minute read March 2, 2010 Addis Swing The Economist has a great little story on the revival of local jazz–including musicians like Mulatu Astatke (in the video above with the Heliocentrics in London)–a tradition that dates back….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.