The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Music - Bossaphonik Night - Krar Collective
Friday 14th November 2014
Featuring in this month's Bossaphonik night, Oxford's unique Jazz-World Dance Event, Krar Collective will be performing at The Cellar, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3HZ on Friday 14th November. Doors open at 10:00pm with their performance starting at 11:00pm.
Krar Collective could be described as funked-up Ethiopian roots music - a contemporary take on the colourful traditional music of Ethiopia, based on other-worldly musical modes and driven by hypnotic percussion.
The band's sound is based around the krar lyre or harp which is traditionally associated with the azmari minstrel tradition. In the hands of bandleader Tamesgen Zeleke it is electrified and turned into a gritty, ancient rock guitar. This is accompanied by kabero drums, stunning vocals and for this Bossaphoinik gig, a funky 3-part horn section. Tamesgen Zeleke is also a former student of Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke - a pioneer of the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960s/early '70s and credited for fusing jazz and Latin music with Ethiopian roots music with its haunting and deep "tezeta" scales.
More information about the Krar Collective can be found on the Krar Collective website.Following on from Krar Collective is Bossaphonik resident DJ Dan Ofer who will be keeping the dancefloor alive til 3:00am.
Tickets, £7.00 + 70p booking fee, can be purchased via the We Got Tickets website.
Tickets on the door, £8.00