Mai Nozipo, For Ngoma, Hosho …

Mai Nozipo, For Ngoma, Hosho & String Quartet (“Mother Nozipo”)
by Maraire, Dumisani
on Kronos Quartet, Pieces Of Africa


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Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet
November 25, 2013

The intrepid champions of new music from around the world bring a lullaby, some rare blues and a recent work by The National’s Bryce Dessner

40 years

Aheym (Yiddish for “homeward”) was written for Kronos by Bryce Dessner; a member of the Brooklyn rock band The National, he studied composition at Yale. The music thrives on nervous energy, pulsating with strumming and spiccato (bouncing the bow on strings) while building to a tremendous fever.

00:00: Bryce Dessner: Aheym
10:00: Lullaby. A traditional song with Afro-Persian roots.
14:30: Last Kind Words. A little-known blues song from around 1930, recorded by singer and guitarist Geeshie Wiley.

David Harrington violin
Hohn Sherba violin
Hank Dutt viola
Sunny Yang cello