KFAI is proud to sponsor a FREE show by the Krar Collective at the Cedar Cultural Center on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:30 pm.
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 created a unique style by radically reworking the material that propels ancient traditions, and bringing the music into the here and now.
Mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves. Dazzling krar (a harp-like instrument), kebero drums and stunning vocals. Rooted in tradition; soaked with attitude. 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.
“Unlike any other music… from Africa in recent years. It’s at once accessible, beautiful, and energetic.” - All Music Guide.
Members of the Somali band Waayaha Cusub will open.
Tickets for this free performance will be available at the door on the night of the show, subject to capacity.
More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.