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