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Mulatu Astatke

Legendary vibraphonist and 'Father of Ethio-jazz', Mulatu Astatke joins forces with Melbourne-based eight-piece Black Jesus Experience on their latest album To Know Without Knowing, an absorbing nine-track assembly of majestic Ethiopian melodies and hip-hop-infused jazz and funk grooves

“It has a unique atmosphere and texture musically and it really sounds like nothing else on the planet...a remarkable collaboration” NPR

“An irresistible, collective effort” ★★★★ The Times 

“An absorbing ride”★★★★ Observer 

“A startlingly successful marriage of old and new"★★★★ Q

"Confirms how brightly Mulatu Astatke’s Ethio-jazz vision burns on" Guardian

“Another great bolt to his great legacy” 7/10 Crack

“To Know Without Knowing” reminds us that Ethio-jazz isn’t music that’s just rooted in the ‘60s but an ever-growing, expanding art form that has such relevance today” ★★★★ Blues & Soul

“Truly uplifting” Mojo

“This blend of hip hop, jazz and mesmerising pentatonic Ethio-tunes is really one to saviour” ★★★★ Songlines