Mulatu Astatke The Shubie Brothers

Event Introduction

Known as the father of Ethiopian jazz, musician and composer Mulatu Astatke (b. 1943) mixes modern jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, Latino rhythms, Afro-funk and even pop in an intriguing fashion. A capable pianist, organist, vibraphonist and percussionist, Astatke began his career in the 1960s after studying music in London, New York and Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Astatke recorded his first historical Ethio-jazz albums in 1966 while still studying in the United States. For the majority of the 1970s, Astatke continued to push the boundaries of Ethiopian music by co-operating with artists like Duke Ellington and Mahmoud Ahmed.

Still an active artist, Astatke’s popularity entered a renaissance in the early 2000s, when his music was featured in the hit film Broken Flowers (2005) directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Bill Murray. With Broken Flowers, Astatke’s music found completely new audiences, and several hip hop artists, including Kanye West, Nas and Madlib, sampled Astatke’s classics in their songs.

Consisting of seasoned Finnish musicians, the Shubie Brothers combines instrumental surf music with reggae, Afro, Latin and funk beats.

More information:

Doors: 17.30
The Shubie Brothers: 19.00
Mulatu Astatke: 20.30

Age limit: 18





-Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.
-Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).
-Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show). Accompanying assistant addmitted without extra charge.
-Induction loop.
-Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Event Information

  • Time:

    • Mon 21.8.2023 19:00

  • Address:

    Eläintarhantie 8
    00530 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    52 € (

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