Ethiopia at This Year’s SummerStage: Mulatu Astatke + DJ Sirak

Mulatu Astatke will perform at SummerStage in New York for the first time on August 20th, 2017. (Time Out)

Time Out New York

In the mid-’60s, Mulatu Astatke began bending the rules of American jazz to fit the traditional music of his native Ethiopia and ended up launching an entire genre known as Ethio-jazz—a profoundly deep and funky style that hasn’t lost a shred of its cool over its 50-year run. The revered composer and multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with Duke Ellington and been sampled by Kanye West, and you certainly shouldn’t miss him when he hits SummerStage for the first time.


If You Go:
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Central Park, SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield
New York
10021
Cross street: enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd StTransport: Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter CollegePrice: freeEvent
website: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/


Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

Tagged as:

No tags for this article
What's next

Atse Mandela

2017-09-20 19:00:00

Abilam

2017-09-20 18:57:00

50 Lomi

2017-09-20 18:54:00

YeHizb Negn

2017-09-18 13:08:00

Betoch Part 187

2017-09-18 12:32:00