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Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience


Sun 3 Mar 2013, 8:00pm

Where: The Standard Bowl, Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $41.50 ($38.50 + $3.00 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


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The ‘Godfather of Ethio-Jazz’ Mulatu Astatke returns to Sydney with Melbourne’s own African Horn representatives the Black Jesus Experience.

Mulatu rose to prominence in the latter years of Haile Selassie’s reign. At that time Addis Ababa was swinging to the sounds of the continent’s finest bands. Mulatu studied in England and was the first African to be enrolled at Berkley College of Music. Mulatu returned to Ethiopia with a new sound in mind.

Mulatu’s Ethio-Jazz combines the scales and rhythms of Ethiopia’s ancient musical heritage with 60s Jazz, Funk & Latin. When dished up live it is like a mystical sojourn back through the Equatorial Highlands of his birth.