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Mulatu Astatke’s Gorgeous 1972 Ethio-Jazz Album Has Been Reissued

Mulatu Astatke’s classic Ethio-jazz album, 'Mulatu of Ethiopia,' never ceases to captivate. The LP's been newly reissued by Strut Records.

ETHIOPIA—Mulatu Astatke’s unique blend of traditional Ethiopian music, Western jazz, and Latin rhythms known as Ethio-Jazz never ceases to captivate. Astatke’s 1972 album Mulatu Of Ethiopia, which is now being reissued via the UK’s Strut Records, is no different.

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