Thursday, September 09, 2010

Afro-Latin Soul Power

I'm very much in a laid back mood today, therefore I thought I would post Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet's Ethio-jazz gem "Soul Power". This funky classic was originally released on Astatke's 1966 album Afro-Latin Soul Vol. 2. For those who might not be familiar, Mulatu Astatke is as important to the history of Ethio-jazz as Fela Kuti is to Afrobeat, defining the genre from it's inception (Also See The Story of Ethio Jazz). On "Soul Power", we find another great example of Astatke's signature sound, blending together traditional Ethiopian music with Latin-jazz. Simply put, just another classic composition from one of the genre's most influential and legendary musicians. Enjoy!

Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Soul Power

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