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Exclusive: Free Mulatu Astatke Downloads
The Quietus , March 16th, 2010 09:33

Free music new and old from Ethiopia

Mulatu Astatke holding drumsticks

We're huge fans of Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke here at the Quietus - have a read of John Doran's extensive interview that we published back in the spring of 2009. 2010 looks set to be an even bigger year for Mr Astatke, with new album Mulatu Steps Ahead out on March 29th, and Nas and Damien Marley sampling his track 'Yegelle Tezeta' on their single 'As We Enter'. Now, check the Soundclouds below for a free go on 'Yegelle Tezeta' plus 'Green Africa', an exclusive extract from the new album.

Mulatu Astatke - Green Africa  by  theQuietus

Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta  by  theQuietus