AfroJazz Rap/Hip Hop

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – To Know Without Knowing

The legendary Mulatu Astatke blends his Ethio-jazz with the Melbourne-based group Black Jesus Experience’s grooves on the new 9-track album, To Know Without Knowing

Kulun Mankwaleshi

AfroJazz Rap/Hip Hop

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – Cradle Of Humanity


  • 00:00 Wubit
  • 06:27 Sabye
  • 10:33 Until
  • 19:22 Yekatit
  • 24:58 We Pray
  • 30:43 Netsanet
  • 38:39 It’s Time

Cradle Of Humanity features Mulatu Astatke, the Father Of , in collaboration with Australian musical collective Black Jesus Experience.
Cradle Of Humanity is the funkified product of seven years of performances together around the world, brought to fruition in studios in Melbourne, Australia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Köln, Germany and London, UK.
A meditation on the origins of humanity, rhythm and culture, this album combines the mystic tonalities of Ethiopia’s ancient and unique scales with deep grooves and the freedom principle.

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Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – Kulun Mankwaleshi

Kulun Mankwaleshi is our 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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