Known as the father of Ethio-Jazz and multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, piano, keyboard, organs, and percussion) Mulatu Astatke leaped into international fame in the '70s and '80s with his unique mix of Western traditional Ethiopian music and admirers such as Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Forced off the road for a time due to the political situation in his homeland, he came roaring back in the '90s, recording and touring as never before. Known for his fearless experimentation, his music begins and ends with improvisation. Experience the sounds, rhythms, and textures of Ethiopia live in The Temple of Dendur.

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