Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia

Album title:
Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia
Composer(s):
Mulatu Astatke
Works:
Sketches of Ethiopia
Performer:
Mulatu Astatke
Label:
Jazz Village
Catalogue Number:
570015
Performance:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia

 

Astatke’s Sketches of Ethiopia also kicks off in triple time, and with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and Ethiopian singer Tesfaye sounds almost as Pan-African. Astatke’s casually wandering style on piano and vibraphone is a relaxing treat, with distinctly Ethiopian sounds in the single-stringed masinko lute, the wooden washint flute and the six-stringed krar

Jon Lusk