Otaak Band, the exciting cross-cultural collaboration between drummer Miguel Merino from Bloomington and the remarkable singer Ahmed Said Abuamna from the Beja community of Eastern Sudan, will be performing at the Mathers Museum on the IU campus on Friday, January 24th 2014, at 7 PM. This concert is free and open to all ages.
Otaak Band will be performing music from their 2012 release Bejawiya, the first recording to take an ancient East-African lyre, the masankop, out of its traditional setting and feature it as the lead instrument in a contemporary ensemble. Banning Eyre, producer of Afropop Worldwide on NPR, says Otaak Band’s “best tracks are sensational.”
For more information about the 2014 Midwest tour please visit www.otaakband.com
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