Kenge Kenge Orutu System (Luo music from western Kenya)

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Presented by Standing Rock Cultural Arts at North Water Street Gallery, Kent OH

Jun 29 2019
Kenge Kenge Orutu System (Luo music from western Kenya)

A performance by Kenge Kenge Orutu System, a unique Nairobi-based group whose music draws on the traditional roots of the Luo people of western Kenya, using instruments such as orutu (1-string fiddle), nyatiti (8-string lyre), and oporo (cow horn).

The \”Around the World\” Music Series is delighted to present Kenge Kenge Orutu System, a unique Nairobi-based group whose music draws on the traditional roots of the Luo people of western Kenya, giving ancient songs new life by infusing them with the spirit of benga, Kenya\’s indigenous popular music form. Since its formation in 1998, Kenge Kenge (whose name means \”a fusion of small, exhilarating instruments\”) has performed on five continents, at such venues and festivals as Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Folk Festival, WOMAD, WOMEX, the Rainforest World Music Festival, and NPR\’s \”All Things Considered.\” The 5-member ensemble uses such instruments as the orutu (1-string fiddle), nyatiti (8-string lyre), oporo (cow horn), and asili (end-blown flute), and a variety of traditional percussion instruments, along with joyful traditional singing and dancing.

Kenge Kenge will also present an interactive workshop at the same location at 2:00 p.m. on June

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ADMISSION INFO

$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)

Contact: 3306731352

Email: davidbadagnani@yahoo.com

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

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The concert will be preceded by a 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks.

Kenge Kenge will also present an interactive workshop at the same location at 2:00 p.m. on June 29 ($15 for the afternoon workshop, $10 suggested donation for the evening concert, or $20 total for both).

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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North Water Street Gallery

300 N. Water St., Suite H, Kent, OH 44240

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