Mulatu Astatke will play Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm. Astatke is known as the father of Ethio-jazz, which blends traditional Ethiopian music with jazz and other styles of the African diaspora.
Special guest Meklit Hadero, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter and co-founder of The Nile Project, will open the show.
Info and Tickets
NYC’s globalFEST 2014 includes artists of Africa and the African Diaspora: Baloji (Congo/Belgium), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco/NY), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania) and more!
Hear The Nile Project on SoundCloud
“The Nile Project was founded in August 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile basin’s cultural and environmental challenges using an innovative approach that combines music, education and an enterprise platform.” – www.nileproject.org
Featuring live solos by Haig Manoukian on Oud, and Mawuena Kodjovi on Bass and scatt vocals.
Song: “Bilad Aldaheb”// “Land of Gold”
Oud: Haig Manoukian
Bass, add.vox: Mawuena Kodjovi
Percussion, Backing Vocals: Rami ElAasser
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