Mulatu Astatke

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Mulatu Astatke (Amharic: ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ, romanized: mulatu ästaṭḳe; French pronunciation: Astatqé; born 19 December 1943) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger considered as the father of "Ethio-jazz". Born in Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and Latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music. Mulatu led his band while playing vibraphone and conga drums—instruments that he introduced into Ethiopian popular music—as well as other percussion instruments, keyboards, and organs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mulatu Astatke has received more than 504,509 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Mulatu Astatke is the 836th most popular musician (down from 782nd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Ethiopia (down from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Ethiopian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 500k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Mulatu Astatkes by language

Over the past year Mulatu Astatke has had the most page views in the with 74,128 views, followed by French (10,459), and German (8,886). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (178.90%), German (43.23%), and Finnish (36.73%)


Among musicians, Mulatu Astatke ranks 836 out of 3,175Before her are Dorival Caymmi, Mischa Elman, Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, Peter Winter, Arturo Sandoval, and Robert Casadesus. After her are Abdullah Ibrahim, Jorge Bolet, Mike Porcaro, Juan Luis Guerra, Stanley Clarke, and Joe Walsh.

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Among people born in 1943, Mulatu Astatke ranks 297Before her are Akinori Nakayama, Stanislav Galić, Marcos Valle, Tadao Onishi, Teun A. van Dijk, and Nikolay Shmatko. After her are Jack Nance, Gisela Hahn, William Calley, Stanley Kamel, Newt Gingrich, and Nahas Angula.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke ranks 29 out of 105Before her are Amha Selassie (1916), Mamo Wolde (1932), Yohannes IV (1837), Negasso Gidada (1943), Wilfred Thesiger (1910), and Gudit (950). After her are Zara Yaqob (1399), Miruts Yifter (1944), Dawit II (1496), Fasilides (1603), Kenenisa Bekele (1982), and Genesius of Rome (250).

Among MUSICIANS In Ethiopia

Among musicians born in Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke ranks 1