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A Conversation Via Mulatu Astake & Friends

  • Immigration Museum Melbourne (map)

Join us for an intimate conversation via Ethio-Jazz great, Mulatu Astake and Melbourne-based friends and collaborators, Black Jesus Experience.

In this initial iteration of an ongoing series of up-close and personal yarns, we explore Astake’s illustrious musical career and his relationship with global communities.

Since the 1970s, his work had seeded his role as an influential figure of the global Jazz community. However, thanks to the Ethiopiques series of reissue albums, and the subsequent use of his music in the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers, Mulatu Astatke became an international star.  Your ears are likely to be familiar with the track Yègellé Tezeta.

Proudly presented by VIA Planet Earth and Voice For Change, in partnership with the VMDO and Immigration Museum Melbourne. This evening takes place prior to Astake’s final Australian tour in conjunction with longtime collaborators Black Jesus Experience and the release of their forthcoming album, To Know Without Knowing.