Mulatu Astatke - Yègellé Tezeta

Mulatu Astatke is definitely one of the most famous Ethiopian musicians. Arguably the founding father of 'Ethio-Jazz', Astatke's music has gained popularity not just in Ethiopia but also in the West, being featured in Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers and sampled my multiple hip-hop musicians. This track, 'Yègellé Tezeta', is a seriously cool example of Ethio-Jazz, with one of the tightest rhythm sections I've heard in ages!

Label: Buda Musique
Year: 1969-74(?)
Genre: Ethio-Jazz

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