King of Ethiopian Jazz Mulatu Astatke honored at Boston Music School

King of Ethiopian Jazz Mulatu Astatke was honored during the commencement ceremony of Boston Music School yesterday.

 

Students paid tribute to Mulatu and honorary degree recipient Alison Krauss  with a concert featuring their music. Mulatu Astatke himself is an alumnus of the Boston music school.  He was the first African student in the school and studied vibraphone and percussion in the 1960s.

[Washington Post]

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