Krar Collective with Waayaha Cusub (FREE!)
Mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves. Dazzling krar (a harp-like instrument), kebero drums and stunning vocals. Rooted in tradition; soaked with attitude. The unstoppable trio known as the Krar Collective, dubbed 'the White Stripes of Ethiopia' for their minimalist, yet rock-informed sound, base their repertoire on traditional Ethiopian songs, but have have created a unique style by radically reworking the material that propels ancient traditions, and bringing the music into the here and now. Vocals are full of collective cadences and long solo poems; musical stops and starts create an organic syncopation, and the krar can alternate seamlessly as lead or rhythm instrument.
Members of locally-based Somali band Waayaha cusub will open.
No tickets required or available; simply come the night of the show, subject to capacity.