The King of Ethio-Jazz

Continue reading There’s a timelessness to Astatke’s music. A song like ‘Yègellé Tezeta’ sounds just as fresh when used in Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Broken Flowers’, or on a 45 in 1972, as it does sampled in ‘As We Enter’ by Nas and Damian Marley. It’s revelatory, and though those studying music could delve deeper into its […]