- This event has passed.
Concert at COA
November 1 @ 7:00 pm$10
Ethiopian supergroup QWANQWA brings their supercharged sound to College of the Atlantic’s Gates Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for the general public, free for COA students.
QWANQWA is a supergroup of musicians from the baddest ensembles of Addis Ababa. Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, this group shines an experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions.
With swirling masinko (one-stringed fiddle), wah-wah-violin, bass krar boom, and the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, powerful traditional lead African diva vocals, QWANQWA keeps the people wrapped in celebratory attention. After making a splash at world renowned festivals Roskilde and WOMEX, and after three European tours under their belt, this world traveling ensemble is hitting the road for a MacArthur Foundation-backed debut U.S. tour in 2022.