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New Meeting: Ngqoko Ensemble; Boston Debut

From: Steve Gluck § (.
Sent on: Thursday, May 1, 2008 7:34 PM
Announcing a new event for The Cambridge Moveable Feast!

The Ngqoko Ensemble's Boston Debut

When: Saturday, May 17, 8:00 PM

Meeting fee: USD28.00 per person

The Ngqoko Women's Cultural Group: Ancient Xhosa Songs of South Africa

Considered to be national treasures in South Africa, the members of Ngqoko are masters of the African bow (ancestors of the Brazilian berimbau) and the only practitioners of the extraordinary 3,000-year-old vocal style known as split tone singing (a highly developed form of overtone singing). This unusual ensemble is one of the few guardians of rural Xhosa culture, maintaining the survival of indigenous South African traditions. Over the past two decades, Ngqoko has taken its music from obscurity to worldwide acclaim.

Reserved seating: $28.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee)

Learn more and buy tickets HERE

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