Eastman Presents: Barbara B. Smith World Music Series, Qwanqwa

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Date(s) - 10/27/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hatch Recital Hall


Qwanqwa is a supergroup of musicians from the baddest ensembles of Addis Ababa (the capitol city of Ethiopia). Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, Qwanqwa shines an experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions. With swirling mesenko (one stringed fiddle), punk krar solos (electric lyre), wah-wah-violin, bass krar boom, and the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, powerful traditional lead African diva vocals, Qwanqwa keeps the people wrapped in celebratory attention.

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