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An Evening of Ethiopian Music with Qwanqwa

September 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event

An Evening of Ethiopian Music with Qwanqwa
Qwanqwa is an experimental/traditional ensemble from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, whose sound features a mix of traditional and modern instruments, keeping audiences rapt with swirling mesenko (one-stringed fiddle), punk krar solos (electric lyre), wah-wah-violin, bass krar boom, the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, and powerful traditional lead African diva vocals. Lead by vocalist Selamnesh Zemene (Nile Project, Badume’s Band, Fendika, etc), Qwanqwa is a supergroup of instrumentalists including Endris Hassan (mesenko), Mesele Asmamaw (krar), Kaethe Hostetter (violin), Bubu Teklemariam (bass krar), and Misale Leggesse (kebero), who are founding members of such influential groups as Fendika, Ethiocolor, Debo Band, Addis Acoustic, Damakase, and more.

Music Recital Hall Date/Time: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022
7:30 p.m. CT

Ticket Pricing:
Free and Open to the public

Virtual Event: Free
*The virtual event will begin on September 25, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. CT. Find the link under details at the bottom of this PSOA Calendar event page.


September 25, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Music Recital Hall
Music Building Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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