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Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'
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Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'

Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'

Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'
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Detail from CD cover 'Addis Swings' shows musicians, dancers.

'Swinging Addis' is just one of the CDs on the multi-volume set from Buda Musique. Buda Musique hide caption

toggle caption Buda Musique

Four from 'Ethiopiques'

'Hasab,' by Ayalew Mesfin
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'Yekermo Sew' (A Man of Experience and Wisdom) by Mulatu Astatge
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'Ere Mela Mela,' by Mahmoud Ahmed
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'The Homeless Wanderer,' by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou
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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.

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 4

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 4
Artist
Mulatu Astatke
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Buda Musique
Released
2006

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 7

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 7
Artist
Mahmoud Ahmed
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Buda Musique
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2006

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 8

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 8
Artist
Various Artists
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Buda Musique
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2006

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 21

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 21
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Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou
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2006

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