MULATU ASTATKE & THE BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE
Saturday 26th January, 2019
Doors 7pm. Show 8pm
Mulatu Astatke is the creator of an entire musical genre, Father of Ethio-Jazz, and one of Africa’s most influential and enduring musical figures.
Mulatu was at the heart of Ethiopia’s urban music renaissance during the latter part of the 20thC. He came to renewed world prominence through the ‘Ethiopiques’ record series and the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Broken Flowers’. Mulatu continues to explore the relationship between ancient and modern Ethiopian music, receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in recognition of this.
Black Jesus Experience is Australia’s premier Ethio-funk ensemble, born of Australia’s vibrant multiculturalism.
Mulatu and Black Jesus Experience met in Addis Ababa in 2009, starting an enduring musical friendship.
“Brilliant beyond belief”
Velo Mitrovich – Glastonbury
Tickets all one price: $60 (includes all bkg fees and GST).
Book tickets via email@example.com or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 0427 060 219
Allocated table seating. All Ages. BYO. Doors open 7pm: Show: 8pm