Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke honored at Boston Berklee college of music

by yeEthiopiaforums

BOSTON — The largest independent college of contemporary music in the world has honored influential Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke, an alumnus.

The city’s Berklee College of Music also has awarded honorary degrees to the Eagles and Grammy Award-winning country singer Alison Krauss at a ceremony in Boston.

The artists were honored during the school’s commencement ceremony Saturday.

Students paid tribute to the artists with a concert featuring their music. More than 900 students from 58 countries graduated from Berklee this year.
Eagles Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit didn’t perform at the nonprofit school.
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