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Something you don't get to see every day - Mulatu Astatke performing live in the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.
On 9 September 2016 Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-Jazz, gave a 98 minute long concert  in the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum, New York. The performance opened that year's MetLiveArts season and was Mulatu's first show in New York for ten years.

The entire show was videoed and can be viewed on The Met website.

Mulatu, and his backing musicians, played the following setlist:
  • Intro (Tsome Digua)
  • Dewell
  • Yakermew Sew
  • Netsanett
  • Green Africa > Azmari > Chic Chica
  • Motherland
  • Way to Nice
  • Yekatit
  • Yegalle Tizetta
  • Mulatu
72 year old Mulatu played vibraphone, and later in the concert his Rhodes organ and conga drums. The backing musicians, who he had only met a few days before, were:
  • Adam O'Farrill (trumpet)
  • James Arben (saxophone / flute)
  • Jason Lindner (keyboards)
  • Tal Massiah (bass)
  • Daniel Freedman (drums)
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