Mulatu Astatke “Yekermo Sew” Video and Mp3 DownloadPublished by Krysten Hughes on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm.
The music of legendary Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astake is being celebrated in Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series, a 3 DVD Box Set concert series created by Mochilla to pay homage to arrangers and composers who have greatly contributed to hip hop music.
Mulatu Astake’s live performance dates back to February 1, 2009 when he performed at the sold-out Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles alongside jazz veterans Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence and Phil Ranelin.
On March 30, 2010, fans will be able to experience his greatness from that evening with the upcoming Timeless DVD Box Set release which also contains live performances by Brazilian jazz artist Arthur Verocai and a 60 piece orchestra composed and arranged by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson showcasing an assortment of J. Dilla’s music.
Tomorrow, check out our exclusive interview with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on the making of Suite for Ma Dukes, the second installation of Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series.
In the meantime, click here for a sneak peak video clip from Timeless and Mp3 download of one of Mulatu Astake’s most commemorated pieces titled “Yekermo Sew”.