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Mulatu Astatke awarded honorary degree

Ethio-jazz musician Mulatu Astatke will be awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Boston's Berklee College of Music (along with The Eagles and Alison Krauss). Astatke was the first African student at Berklee in the 60s, and he currently sits on the advisory board for the college's Africa Scholars programme.

The ceremony takes place on 12 May. More details here.