Mulatu Astatke

To Know Without Knowing (4260547941358)

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To Know Without Knowing

Mulatu Astatke

Agogo Records


LPS 163685




LP 22,30 €

To Know Without Knowing, Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience’s 2019 album is their second together. A grooving transcontinental gem, recorded in Melbourne, Australia and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Filled with the warmth of the mentorship and friendship of their creative partnership honed over a decade of performing together in Africa, Australia and UK/Europe.

Mulatu Astatke is the Father of Ethio-Jazz and one of Africa's most influential and enduring musical figures. Black Jesus Experience is a community of artists, centred around a twelve piece global-funk-machine born of Australia's vibrant multiculturalism. Mulatu and Black Jesus Experience met in Addis Ababa in 2009, embarking on both a musical relationship and a friendship that has led Mulatu Astake to describe Black Jesus Experience as, "My favourite backing band" and, “...they’re family.”


  • Mulatu Astatke - vibes, eletric piano
  • Richard Rose - bass
  • Olugbade Okunade - congas, shaker
  • James Davies - drums
  • Ian Dixon - flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Dominique Chaseling - flute
  • Bob Sedergreen - grand pianoV
  • Zac Lister - guitar
  • Shaker, Wood Block – Kahan Harper
  • Peter Harper - tenor sax
  • Enushu Taye, Vida Sunshyne - vocals
  • Addisalem Taye, Corry Harper, Mearge Abate - chorus


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Mulatu
  • A2. Kulun Mankwaleshi
  • A3. To Know Without Knowing
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Mascaram Setaba
  • B2. Living On Stolen Land
  • B3. Ambassa Lemdi