Thursday 27th of October 2016 – Teatro Espace, Turin (IT)Mulatu Astatke is a musician, composer, arranger and Ethiopia’s cultural ambassador.He’s known as the godfather of ethio-jazz, a unique blend of jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, latin, caribbean reggae and afro-funk.Born in 1943 in Jimma, Mulatu studied music not only in Ethiopia but also in UK and USA. Indeed, in 1958 he was the first African enrolling to the Berklee College of Music in Boston.In 2005 he contributed to the soundtrack of Jim Jarmusch’s film “Broken Flowers”, reaching a new public worldwide.When he’s not busy with international tours, Mulatu lives in Addis Ababa, where he founded a music school and his own club, The African jazz Village.Astatke recently published “Cradle Of Umanity”, in collaboration with the multi-ethnical band Black Jesus Experience.
Directors: Daniele Lince
Writers: Ermanno Becchis
Producers: Daniele Lince
Key cast: Mulatu Astatke,Ermanno Becchis