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Qwanqwa

October 1st @ 7:30 pm

$10 – $30

QWANQWA is a supergroup of musicians from the ensembles of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, this group shines with experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions. With swirling mesenko (one-stringed fiddle), punk krar solors (electric lyre), wah-wah-violing, bass krar boom, and the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, powerful traditional lead African diva vocals, Qwanqwa keeps audiences wrapped in celebratory attention. After making a splash at world-renowned festivals and with two European tours under their belt, this world-traveling ensemble is coming to America and Kayenta!

Qwanqwa draws inspiration from East African regions of Ethiopia and beyond. Delving deep into regional beats and moods, the repertoire ranges from a trance-like song of the Eritrean tribe of Bien to a Somalian rock number to Mahmoud Ahmed sing-a-longs. The music is characterized by tight arrangements and extended experimental moments.

The live show ranges from intimate to wild, from whispery to a full-blown rock show. It will be hard to believe the psychedelic sounds are coming from traditional hand and string instruments. Featuring vocalist Azmair Selamnesh & Violinist Kaethe Hostetter, this concert is driving, powerful, and unique.

Tickets: Adults $10-$30


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Date:
October 1st
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$10 – $30
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Center for the Arts at Kayenta
881 Coyote Gulch Court
Ivins, UT 84738
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435-674-2787
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Qwanqwa

QWANQWA is a supergroup of musicians from the ensembles of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, this group shines with experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions. With swirling mesenko (one-stringed fiddle), punk krar solors (electric lyre), wah-wah-violing, bass krar boom, and the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, powerful traditional lead African diva vocals, Qwanqwa keeps audiences wrapped in celebratory attention. After making a splash at world-renowned festivals and with two European tours under their belt, this world-traveling ensemble is coming to America and Kayenta!

Qwanqwa draws inspiration from East African regions of Ethiopia and beyond. Delving deep into regional beats and moods, the repertoire ranges from a trance-like song of the Eritrean tribe of Bien to a Somalian rock number to Mahmoud Ahmed sing-a-longs. The music is characterized by tight arrangements and extended experimental moments.

The live show ranges from intimate to wild, from whispery to a full-blown rock show. It will be hard to believe the psychedelic sounds are coming from traditional hand and string instruments. Featuring vocalist Azmair Selamnesh & Violinist Kaethe Hostetter, this concert is driving, powerful, and unique.

Tickets: Adults $10-$30


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