Jazz from the Horn of Africa: 'Ethiopiques'

Detail from CD cover 'Addis Swings' shows musicians, dancers.

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

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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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  • Album: Ethiopiques, Vol. 4
  • Artist: Mulatu Astatke
  • Label: Buda Musique
  • Released: 2006
 

Ethiopiques, Vol. 7

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  • Album: Ethiopiques, Vol. 7
  • Artist: Mahmoud Ahmed
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  • Released: 2006
 

Ethiopiques, Vol. 8

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  • Album: Ethiopiques, Vol. 8
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Buda Musique
  • Released: 2006
 

Ethiopiques, Vol. 21

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  • Album: Ethiopiques, Vol. 21
  • Artist: Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou
  • Label: Buda Musique
  • Released: 2006
 

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