Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'

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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
Released
2006

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 8

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 8
Artist
Various Artists
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Buda Musique
Released
2006

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 21

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 21
Artist
Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou
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Buda Musique
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2006

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