Krar Collective with Dalmar Yare and Fartun Omar (FREE!)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:30pm

FREE! Standing show

Krar Collective group photo

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.

Dalmar Yare and Fartun Omar, members of Waayaha cusub, will open.

No tickets required or available; simply come the night of the show, subject to capacity.


Krar Collective group photo
“unlike any other music… from Africa in recent years. It’s at once accessible, beautiful, and energetic.” - All Music Guide Mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves. Dazzling Krar, kebero drums and stunning vocals. Rooted in tradition. Soaked with attitude. KRAR...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota