An African music legend will play Liverpool for two-consecutive nights during Black History Month following huge demand from the city’s audiences.
Mulatu Astatke is known as the ‘Father of Ethio-Jazz’, a genre considered one of Ethiopia’s greatest innovations; a transcendental fusion of traditional styles melded with jazz, funk and soul.
Born in 1943 in the western city of Jimma, Mulatu actually began his musical education in the UK, where as a student he worked with a some of London’s leading jazz musicians. In the 60s, he became the first African to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and it was here the idea of Ethic-Jazz was born.
Tickets for his first show at 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool sold out almost immediately with a second date now confirmed by the venue who have teamed up with Africa Oyé to bring the legendary musician back to the Baltic Triangle on 28th October 2021.
Tickets are priced at £30.00+BF per person, minimum age 18.