Brisbane International Jazz Festival presents: Mulatu Astatke with Black Jesus Experience
04 Jun 2016 | Saturday 8:00pm to 9:30pm
An eclectic blend of traditional Ethiopian music, Modern Jazz, Latin Rhythms and Afro Funk.
Mulatu Astatke is the Father of Ethiopian Jazz and the first African to graduate from the Berklee College of Music. A household name in his native country this legendary musician, composer and arranger blends traditional Ethiopian music, modern jazz, Latin rhythms and Afro funk to create distinctive work that has been sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Nas and Damien Marley.
Astatke’s long term relationship with Black Jesus Experience has culminated in three landmark albums and sell-out performances from New York to Nairobi. Their current collaborative project is a meditation on the evolution of humanity and music which recognises the primacy of Africa in the birth of both.
Mulatu Astatke: Vibes, Percussion, Keyboard
Bob Sedergreen: Keyboards
Liam ‘The Monk’ Monkhouse: MC
Tibor Bacskai: MC
Peter Harper: Tenor saxophone
Ian Dixon: Flugelhorn
Zac Lister: Guitar
Chris Frangou: Bass
Matt Head: Drums
Nui Moon: Percussion
Free Foyer Concert from 6:30pm to 7:15pm featuring Natalie Baker.
Meals available from 6pm.