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He is considered the father of Ethio-Jazz, this mixture of modern U.S.-influenced jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, Latin American rhythms and African funk influences, which Mulatu Astatke has been shaping since the 1960s. Back then, he went to London, New York and Boston to study, and played with Duke Ellington, among others. Now 71, Astatke is one of the most important figures on the African music scene today. His deeply infectious and fascinating sound made Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers" accessible to many people in a new way. "It's good for the heart," it says.
With the kind support of the Jazzclub Leipzig and the Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig - Addis Abeba e.V.