in cooperation with Elbphilharmonie Summer
The "Godfather of Ethio-Jazz" comes back to Hamburg and presents the whole world in shimmering tones in the great hall of Elbphilharmonie.
Mulatu Astatke has written music history: After studying in Europe and the U.S., the Ethiopian musician mixed various Afro- and Latin-American styles with elements of traditional Ethiopian music in Addis Abbeba's vibrant music scene at the end of the 1960s to create a completely independent genre: »Ethio-Jazz« has influenced generations of musicians and appears musically as a soundtrack in Jim Jarmusch films (»Broken Flowers«) as well as sampled in songs by Kanye West or Nas. Astatke's first recordings from 1966 with The Ethiopian Quintet were recently reissued on the pioneering U.K. Strut label, and the now 79-year-old musician has immortalized the timeless magic of his globe-spanning compositions on numerous original and ensemble albums in recent years. After an acclaimed concert at Kampnagel 2021, the »Godfather of Ethio-Jazz« now returns to Hamburg with his ensemble to the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie – one of three Kampnagel Summer Festival concerts in cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Summer.