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Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience

Published 29th November, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

  • Date

    22nd January 2019

  • Time

    All Day

The father of Ethio-jazz with exuberant Melbourne eight-piece Black Jesus Experience. Over a career spanning five decades, Astatke’s blend of African and western-inspired jazz improvisation has spawned its own genre – a distinct rhythm and groove best recognised internationally for the timeless Yekermo Sew from the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers. Backed by his high-energy ensemble of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, 67 year-old band leader Astatke switches deftly between vibraphone, vintage keyboards, congas and timbales, laying down laid-back, joyous improvised grooves.

Published 29th November, 2018 in Concert or Performance

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