Mulatu Astatke to Perform at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Mulate Astatke. (Photo © Alexis Maryon)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Thursday, August 18th, 2016

New York (TADIAS) — Mulatu Astatke will return to New York City next month for a live show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) on September 9th.

The concert, which is part of the MetLiveArts program, is presented in collaboration with the World Music Institute.

“Known as the father of Ethio-jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, piano, keyboard, organs, and percussion) Mulatu Astatke leaped to international fame in the ’70s and ’80s with his unique mix of Western traditional Ethiopian music and admirers like Duke Ellington and John Coltrane,” states the announcement. “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.”

The Met adds: “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.”

If You Go:
Mulatu Astatke at The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-7710
Door: $65.00, Bring the Kids for $1.
Tickets to this event include Museum admission during open hours.
Click here to buy tickets

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