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us: Astatke, Mulatu, 1943-

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    • us: Mulatu Astatqé, 1943-
    • us: Astatqé, Mulatu, 1943-
    • us: Mulatu Astatke, 1943-
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        Jimma (Ethiopia)
    • Associated Locale

    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Berklee College of Music
        • Organization: (naf) Ethiopian Quintet
        • Organization: (naf) Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: African Jazz Village (Organization)
        • Organization: Harnett National Studios
        • Organization: Worthy Records (Firm)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Vibraphonists
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
      • Sources

        • found: Ethio jazz & musique instrumentale, 1969-1974 [SR] 199-: insert (Mulatu Astatqé (or Astatke); b. 1943, Djimma, southwest Ethiopia; keyboardist)
        • found: Ethio Jazz WWW site, June 20, 2006 (Mulatu Astatke; b. 1943, Jimma, Ethiopia; musician, composer, arranger; vibraphone, conga, and percussion player; Mr. Astatke)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mulatu Astatke; vibraphonist, jazz musician; born December 1943 in Jimma, Ethiopia; became the first African student to enroll at the Schillinger School in Boston, the forerunner of the Berklee College of Music (1958); studied the vibraphone, his major instrument; moved to New York City (1960); returned to Addis Ababa (1966), released albums through Worthy Records (1966, 1972) with his Ethiopian Quintet, completed a music degree at the Harnett National Studios; conceived the new style of “Ethio-jazz”; became the musical director for the “People to People” tour, the troupe sent abroad by the Ethiopian government to acknowledge international support during the drought and famine of the early 1980s ; hosted a radio show (in the 1990s); established the African Jazz Village (also known as the African Jazz Institute) (2000); was a fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2007-2008); received the SEED (Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora) Award (2006); the soundtrack of Jim Jarmusch's 2005 independent film “Broken Flowers” circulated his Ethio-jazz to an international audience)
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