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.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.