'Swinging Addis' is just one of the CDs on the multi-volume set from Buda Musique.
'Hasab,' by Ayalew Mesfin
'Yekermo Sew' (A Man of Experience and Wisdom) by Mulatu Astatge
'Ere Mela Mela,' by Mahmoud Ahmed
'The Homeless Wanderer,' by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou
The exotic strains of Ethiopian jazz are not widely heard by American ears. But if you saw the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers — and if you recall Bill Murray's road music — then you've heard the work of Mulatu Astatqe.
Astatqe's music can be found on Vol. 4 of an ambitious CD series on the French label Buda Musique. The series is called Ethiopiques. Series curator Francis Falceto talks to Sheilah Kast from the studios of Radio France in Paris.