• 1. Mulatu
  • 2. Mascaram Setaba
  • 3. Dewel
  • 4. Kulunmanquel
  • 5. Kasalekut-hulu
  • 6. Munaye
  • 7. Chifara

This is perhaps the best album from cult Ethiopian deep jazz hero Mulatu Astake

This highly sought-after rarity is probably the best African deep jazz record there is - imagine a 1970s indy label deep jazz release but recorded in Africa on a label run by the national airline!

This truly is one of those 'holy grail' records 

Very highly recommended!

Other Releases by Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu AstatkeAssiyo Bellema / HasabeMr Bongo
‘Assiyo Bellema’ – Mulatu goes afro-latin, plus steel drums courtesy of Frank Holder. Assiyo Bellema was recorded during Mulatu’s...

Other Releases on Worthy Records

Mulatu Astatke And His Ethiopian QuintetAfro-Latin SoulWorthy Records
Ethio-jazz hero Mulatu Astake and His Ethiopian Quintet "Afro-Latin Soul" album from 1966! As the title suggest this is more leaning towards the Latin-soul...

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