Ethiopian Mulatu Astatke is one of the absolute favourite regulars to perform in Bergen (at Nattjazz) and in Oslo (at Cosmopolite) and his concerts are always a sell-out. Now, finally, he is about to take to the stage at Maiazz!
The world-acclaimed Mulatu Astatke has inspired a whole host of musical artists, including Nas, Damien Marley, K´naan, Kanye West and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a few, thanks to his innovative Ethiopian jazz is an intense and unique fusion of Ethiopian music with jazz, afro-funk, soul and Latin rhythms.
Astatke swiftly amassed a large following, appearing on quite a number of legendary albums during his career, with his “Ethiopiques” series proving particularly popular. His music has also been featured in several films and both Elvis Costello and Robert Plant are huge fans.
Astatke shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 76, continuing to thrill his audiences around the world with his mesmerizing performances. It is quite simply high time that the Godfather of ethio-jazz makes his highly-anticipated appearance in StavangerFolken.
Thursday 7th. May, 21:30