Current musical obsessions of ESS engineer Alex Inglizian, Rob Frye of Bitchin Bajas and Flux Bikes, and the Reader’s Philip Montoro
Vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke has a seamless way of fusing the music of his native Ethiopia with jazz and Latin music (and you can hear a little bit of R&B in that mix too). On paper this esoteric brew might seem like an acquired taste, but in reality it’s just one worldly step away from Lonnie […]
Shock Top Oyster Fest, 48 Hour Film Project, and more happenings from September 9-11.
Highlights of the 2016 World Music Festival include Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, electro-rumba innovators Ìfé, and forward-looking Indian classicists Anjna and Rajna Swaminathan.
The multifaceted keyboardist shows off a strong personality on two fantastic new albums.
The musician displays a lovely hybrid sound on his recent album Love & Peace.
The Ethio-jazz pioneer crosses more stylistic boundaries.
London’s terrific weirdo instrumental funk band Heliocentrics are back with its first album in six years.
A recent album by Ethiopian composer and percussionist Mulatu Astatke nails the Ethio jazz sound he began developing in the 60s.