Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke (born on 19 December 1943; surname sometimes spelled Astatqé on French-language releases, and ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ in his native Amharic) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music.

Hit the Road Vol.3

Paul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes (Âme Private edit)
Henri Texier – Les LeBas (Bonobo remix)
Caetano Veloso – Billie Jean (edit)
Nina Simone – Feelin Good (Nicolas Jaar re-edit)
Nina Simone – Funkier than a Mosquito’s Tweeter (Shimmy Sham Sham! remix)
Mulatu Astatke – A Man of Experience and Wisdom (Zopelar edit)

Afro Kraut Groove

Under a Black Moon Vol.2

Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Djemeregne
Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Who’s Foolin’ Who?
the Whitefield Brothers – Sem Yelesh
Woima Collective – Puno
Jimi Tenor – Tropical Eel
Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics – Cha Cha


10 Tracks by Ticklah

Sir Victor Uwaifo – Talking Instruments
El Rego – E Nan Mian Nuku
Fela Kuti – Shenshema
Orchestra Tembo – Yebo Edi Pachanga
Mulatu Astatke – Ebo Lala
Jose Barros – A Patuleco
Mon Rivera – A Papa Cuando Venga…


Afronomy Vol.4

the Budos Band – Nature’s Wrath
Cafe-Crême & les Frères Smith – la Marche des Smith
Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Girmas Lament
Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics – Dewel
Nomo – Three Shades
Arat Kilo – Falaga
Antibalas – Hilo…

Podcast Afro-Jazz

Under a Black Moon Vol.1

Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics – Chik Chikka
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor – Cella’s Walk
Quantic & his Combo Barbaro – Cancao Do Deserto
the Heliocentrics – Before I Die
Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Sahara Swing

Podcast Afro Asian

Oriental Weird Mood

Quantic – Absence Heard, Presence Felt
the Heliocentrics – Joyride
Material – Mantra
4Hero – Conceptions
Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics – Chik Chikka