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Meet Mulatu Astatke, Godfather Of Ethio Jazz

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Meet Mulatu Astatke, Godfather Of Ethio Jazz

Meet Mulatu Astatke, Godfather Of Ethio Jazz

Meet Mulatu Astatke, Godfather Of Ethio Jazz

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Ethiopia is often overshadowed by news of famine, war, and poverty. But behind the headlines sits the country's rich history of music.

Tony Cox speaks with Mulatu Astatke, godfather of Ethiopian jazz, or "Ethio jazz." Astatke explains how his music has reached a global audience.