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World Stage. Afropop Spectacular: Bassekou Kouyate and Krar Collective. October 11, 2014


In a double bill traversing earthy African blues and hypnotic ancient grooves, the Afropop Spectacular features performances by virtuoso ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate and the Ethiopian trio Krar Collective. Kouyate descends from a long line of Malian griots and combines generations of tradition with innovative rock-inflected techniques on the banjo-like ngoni. In the Krar Collective, soaring female vocals are bolstered by an amplified krar, or six-string harp, playing infectious riffs complemented by the spellbinding rhythms of the kebero drum.

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Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sat, Oct 11, 8pm
Zellerbach Room
(Donors of $1,500+)

Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performances. Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online approximately 1-2 days before the performance.

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Sat, Oct 11, 8 pm