Mulatu Astatke

at Barbican Centre, London

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Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke appearing at this event

The music that became known as Ethio-jazz is a compelling fusion of traditional styles with funk, jazz and soul. Its creator, Mulatu Astatke has a musical history rivalled by few. He has contributed music to the film work of Jim Jarmush, been sampled by the biggest names in hip-hop and played to audiences of thousands at festivals around Europe.

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Fatima appearing at this event

Fatima Bramma-Sey, better known as simply Fatima, is a Swedish born, London based soul songstress recording on Floating Points’ and Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records. Her ability to improvise and cover a wide range of musical styles was an inspiration to Nut, who quickly became a fan and invited the young Swede into the Eglo fold. Fatima’s musical approach is also deeply tied to her own diverse roots. Growing up in Sweden as the child of a Senagelese/Gambian mom who owned a boutique in Stockholm that traded in African wares, Fatima was exposed to the rich vibrations of West African music from an early age, sparking an interest in the many musical styles that African rhythms have engendered. Now she’s managed to bring all those raw styles together.

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Ruby Rushton

South London jazz makers, Ruby Rushton, tear up the rule book. Reaching beyond traditional jazz and coffee table conformity, this innovative bunch fuse hip-hop, afro-beat and electronic music to create 'tomorrow’s music, tomorrow’s sound'.

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Seb Rochford

A jazz drummer.

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Barbican Centre

  • Silk Street
  • London
  • EC2Y 8DS

0207 638 8891
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