Mulatu Astatke & the Black Jesus Experience
Mulatu Astatke is the creator of an entire musical genre, Father of Ethio-Jazz, and one of Africa’s most influential and enduring musical figures.
Mulatu was at the heart of Ethiopia’s urban music renaissance during the latter part of the 20th century. He came to renewed world prominence through the ‘Ethiopiques’ record series and the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Broken Flowers’. Mulatu continues to explore the relationship between ancient and modern Ethiopian music, receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in recognition of this.
Black Jesus Experience is Australia’s premier Ethio-funk ensemble, born of Australia’s vibrant multiculturalism.
Mulatu and Black Jesus Experience met in Addis Ababa in 2009, starting an enduring musical friendship.
As this is Mulatu's final Australian tour, make sure you don't miss this show!
“Brilliant beyond belief”
Velo Mitrovich – Glastonbury