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Kronos Festival 2021: Program #1
June 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
World premieres by Soo Yeon Lyuh, Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, and Mahsa Vahdat (45 minutes)
Date & Time: Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9 PM CT | 7 PM PT
KRONOS FESTIVAL opens with the world premiere of ‘Are You From Here Or Just Visiting?’, with music and film by Canadian composer Nicole Lizée. In another world premiere, Korean composer Soo Yeon Lyuh performs Tattoo, a new work with film by Danny Kim, written in response to a harrowing incident in Berkeley, California in which someone fired a gun at her car. ‘Wawani,’ the first of three pieces by Malian singer Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté to premiere at the festival, features Diabaté’s joyous performance with daughter Rokia Kouyaté captured in a vibrant film shot in Mali. Mahsa Vahdat’s Vaya, Vaya, with music and poem by the Iranian singer, is a deep expression of longing, with film by Laurie Olinder. Also on the program: Clint Mansell’s ominous ‘Lux Aeterna,’ Jlin’s driving, insistent Little Black Book, and Pete Seeger’s antiwar lament Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, with folksingers Sam Amidon, Brian Carpenter, Lee Knight, and Aoife O’Donovan.
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