Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – Kulun Mankwaleshi

Mulatu Astatke blends his Ethio-jazz with the Melbourne-based group Black Jesus Experience in this extract from their album “To Know Without Knowing” in 2020.

Kulun Mankwaleshi is the arrangement of a traditional Ethiopian wedding song in the uniquely Ethiopian anchi-hoye scale. Both polyrhythmic and polymetric sophistication provide the hypnotic foundation for this beautiful melody. Friends and family join the party on backing vocals climaxing with Peter Harper’s mesmeric saxophone solo.

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