Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Community Review: Acoustic Africa Review

Acoustic Africa was an evening of exciting African music. The performers used a Njarka (traditional violin) and a Jdjurkle (monochord).  The sound was incredible, fun and unusual. The performers paid tribute to the plight of women, men "the head of the household," and even took us on a journey to the desert, which made me laugh because this was the eve of snowstorm Ethan. It was nice to feel warm, if only for a little while. 

The laughs of the evening came when the performers waged a polite battle between Zimbabwe and Mali. They brought out the differences between normal every day life, music and customs, but in the end they both "shared" their favorite song with us.

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