Mulatu Astatke

«The father of ethio-jazz»

Mulatu Astatke Percussion, VibraphonJames Arben SaxophonByron Wallen TrumpetDaniel Keane CelloAlexander Hawkins Keyboards, PianoJohn Edwards BassRichard Olatunde Baker PercussionJon Scott Drum Kit
"The Father of Ethio-Jazz" on the Moods stage! Mulatu Astatke is one of Africa's most influential musicians. As a teenager he left his homeland to study music in London, New York and Boston as one of the first African students. He was particularly fond of jazz and Latin American rhythms. Back in Addis Ababa, he combined these influences with traditional Ethiopian music and Afro-funk, and in short invented a new musical style: Ethio-Jazz. With the military coup of 1974, popular music was declared undesirable in Ethiopia and he disappeared from the scene. But at the latest since its prominent representation in the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's film "Broken Flowers", Ethio-Jazz is back in the consciousness of many music enthusiasts.
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  • Accessibility

    The lower floor of the club is at ground level and accessible without steps. There is one accessible bathroom which can be used with a Eurokey. The bar is not accessible and is approximately 1.20 metres high. Sensory stimuli: Most concerts are accompanied by moving lights and smoke. For sold-out or well-attended concerts, it is worth arriving early. Are you unable to stand for a long time or do you need other support for your visit? Then get in touch by email or phone: or 044 276 80 00.

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    Moods members are guaranteed admission to every event until 30 minutes before the concert starts. Only shows with a high demand require a reservation. The corresponding concerts are marked on the website with "Member-Reservation".

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  • How to reach Moods

    Moods is reached via the main entrance of the Schiffbau at Schiffbauplatz. We recommend arriving by public transport (streetcar 4 or 8 / bus 72, 83 or 33 to Schiffbau; S-Bahn to Hardbrücke station and from there approx. 2 minutes on foot). Parking spaces are available under Hardbrücke and in the Pfingstweid-/Hardstrasse parking garage.

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