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Mulatu Astatke Booking Agency Profile

Mulatu Astatke is a well-known composer, arranger and musician from Ethiopia who plays the piano, organ, vibraphone and percussion. He is also recognized as the father of Ethio-jazz, a distinctive fusion of pop, modern jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, Latin rhythms, Caribbean reggae and Afro-funk. He spent a large portion of the 1970s extending the boundaries of Ethiopian music by working both domestically and internationally with musicians like Mahmoud Ahmed and Duke Ellington and releasing critically acclaimed music on Amha Eshete's Amha Records after establishing his sound in the U.S. with a pair of highly influential mid-'60s releases. As his music was used in Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers, his fame had a revival in Western society.
Mulatu has maintained ongoing creative partnerships with a variety of artists, including Australia's Black Jesus Experience, the Heliocentrics from London and Boston's Either/Orchestra.
At Harvard University, where he completed a renowned Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, he assisted in the modernization of numerous traditional Ethiopian instruments and helped to debut a scene from The Yared Opera, an opera he had been writing. His work in Massachusetts also included an Abramowitz Artist-in-Residence program at M.I.T., where he assisted the media lab of the university in creating a contemporary rendition of the krar, an ancient Ethiopian instrument. .

How to hire Mulatu Astatke for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Mulatu Astatke to perform.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Mulatu Astatke in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Mulatu Astatke or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Mulatu Astatke's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Mulatu Astatke for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Mulatu Astatke, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Mulatu Astatke. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Mulatu Astatke booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Mulatu Astatke for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Mulatu Astatke booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Mulatu Astatke charge for an event. An example fee to book Mulatu Astatke is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Mulatu Astatke agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Mulatu Astatke manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Mulatu Astatke for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Mulatu Astatke agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Mulatu Astatke, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Mulatu Astatke booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Mulatu Astatke, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Jazz, Jazz-Big Band, Jazz-Symphony Show, Latin, World Music-African, Male, Age Group-60's+, African American
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