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Members' Opening Reception: William Kentridge: Procession

William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. 8-channel HD video installation with 4 megaphones, sound; 15 min. Installation at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Cathy Carver.

Join us for a special Members’ Opening Reception for new exhibition: William Kentridge: Procession. The event starts at 7pm with opening remarks by AGA Executive Director, Catherine Crowston at 7:15pm. At 8:30pm we throw open the doors and welcome the public to attend our new Preview Party featuring live music with a trio from Mbira Renaissance Band.

 

Bios

The Mbira Renaissance Band is an afro-fusion, mbira inspired band based in Edmonton, Alberta. Since forming in 2013, the band has quickly become a staple in the world music seen in Edmonton and Alberta as a whole. The band’s infectious polyrhythmic sound is built around the Zimbabwean mbira (played by Chaka Zinyemba, Ronald Nyandoro and Sandy Ockenden).

The majority of songs are upbeat, dancey and weave elements of traditional mbira, jazz, reggae and afro-pop. The lyrics (sung predominantly in the Shona language by vocalists Chiedza and Chaka Zinyemba) tell stories of love, migration, African – Canadian connections and a love of culture and tradition. The electric guitar (Michael Campbell) and marimba are weaved into unforgettable solo’s while the drums (Vinay Jhass) and bass (James Stuart) provide a powerful, steady backline. A blend of visually appealing traditional and contemporary dancing by leads Chaka and Chiedza Zinyemba complete the bands' routines – and members of the audience are often encouraged to join in!

The band is a regular at the Blue Chair Café in Edmonton, was nominated for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards in the World Music and People’s Choice categories. In 2018 the band performed at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and at Festival Place.

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Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11 am-5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am-5 pm
Thursday: 11 am-8 pm
Friday: 11 am-5 pm
Saturday: 11 am-5 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

Admission

Every Thursday 5-8 pm - FREE

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$8.50
General admission
$12.50
Seniors 65+
$8.50

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

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