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Mulatu Astatke is a pioneering musician and composer, known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in Ethiopia, he studied music in London and BThe father of Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke, is a pioneering musician and composer who has had a profound impact on the Ethiopian music scene and beyond. After studying in London and Boston, he brought his vibraphone and piano back to Ethiopia, creating a cultural bridge between his country and the rest of the world with his unique genre.

His influence is global, collaborating with legends like Carlos Santana and Duke Ellington, and even contributing to Hollywood film soundtracks like “Broken Flowers.” Today, Astatke continues to inspire and influence contemporary musicians worldwide with his innovative and timeless sound.

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