Music, Video & Entertainment

Ethiopian jazz vs Cirque du Soleil

Our Good German friends at .Seen turned us onto Mulatu Astatke, an Ethiopian jazz musician most recently sampled by Damian Marley and Nas – a case of the original remaining far more compelling than the tune sampling it. Astatke’s work is easy to find for download but first try this: his tune My Gubel as the soundtrack to some weird circus party:

Go to. Seen to read/listen more HERE
The Economist on Ethiopia’s jazz revival HERE