Gétatchèw Mèkurya

Gétatchèw Mèkurya

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Born in 1935, Ethiopian jazz saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya rose to prominence after playing in the Municipality Band and, especially, the Police Band through the mid-'60s. His 1972 album Negus of Ethiopian Sax (reissued as part of the Ethiopiques series) helped establish Mekurya as a prime proponent of the burgeoning African jazz movement. During the 2000s, the Ethiopian musician attained even greater visibility as a result of an ongoing association with Dutch post-punk band the... Read more

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