The musician Mulatu Astatke is generally credited with being the innovator of the Ethiopian musical genre known as “Ethio-jazz”. Over forty years ago he melded traditional Ethiopian music with contemporary jazz to create a musical melange that was both vibrant and unique. Today, Mulatu’s music is everywhere and the majority of his early work is readily available. This mix is intend to highlight Mulatu’s influence on contemporary musicians from Switzerland’s Imperial Tiger Orchestra to the UK’s Dub Colossus and all points in between. Hope you enjoy a different take on jazz and if you get a chance check out the Mochilla Timeless film of Mulatu Astatke - it’s a gem.