Mulatu Astatke has achieved what most musicians could only dream of: he invented an iconic genre.
In “If I ruled the World,” Nas raps: “I’d open every cell in Attica send em
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjddFpAp6z0&w=480&h=295] This blog does not waste any opportunities to post visuals of Mulatu Astatke performing. Via
The new 5 minute trailer for the new Nas-Damian Marley collaboration, “Distant Relatives”–out next month–where they
It’s Friday so here’s some links and stories I have managed not to give the proper
Updated: The Ethiopian jazz master has a new album. This is the first single. Maybe this
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlGmjXxnGgM&w=480&h=295] The Economist has a great little story on the revival of local jazz–including musicians like