Ethiopian band wins fans by melding rock with African sounds

The Jano band — a rare rock band in Ethiopia — has been playing locally and touring in Europe for the past five years At a hotel in Addis Ababa well-known for... Read more »

Go to Ethiopia for Ancient History, Jazz, and a Capital City on the … – Condé Nast Traveler

As a history nerd and seeker who has read my fair share of Peter Matthiessen, I’ve found my peak travel moments have tended to occur on the crowded ghats of Varanasi alongside... Read more »

Ethiopia: Burned to the ground, but the beat goes on… that’s Ethiopian jazz

Burned to the ground, but the beat goes on… that’s Ethiopian jazz – AFP ADDIS ABABA, March 8 — Heaps of twisted iron, piles of ash and a charred microphone are all... Read more »
Mulatu Astatke

Meeting the godfather of Ethiopian jazz : Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke, the godfather of Ethiopian jazz music, is often flying around the world performing sell-out shows so I was lucky to find him at his home in Addis Ababa surrounded by... Read more »

Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethiopian jazz (Interview)

ONSTAGE 68-year-old Mulatu Astatke is as subtle and understated as the Ethiopian jazz he created. The music, a hybrid of traditional Ethiopian music and jazz, is subdued, somewhat melancholy, and at times... Read more »

Ethiopian jazz veteran Mulatu Astatke inspires new generation of Ethio-jazz bands

Mulatu Astatke created the brand new sound of Ethio-jazz in the late 60s and he’s still innovating today, working with young funk-groove bands, modernising traditional instruments, ensuring Ethio-jazz lives on. It’s not... Read more »