AwaaZ Magazine

Concert in the Forest: Samosa String and Sculpture

Cultural Musical Encounters

The SAMOSA String Concert is a unique collaboration featuring the Nyatiti, Obokano, Santoor, Violin, Orutu, Guitar, Tabla, Flute, African Percussions, Indian Classical Vocals and Afro Jazz vocals. In this signature SA.MOSA Production, Kenyan musicians will explore musical form and strLicture using cross genre pieces.

The Concert is a metaphor for cultural encounters in wider society; for example, many of the musicians will be experiencing the Indian santoor for the first time. How well will the sound of the santoor blend with the raw, tribal expression of the djembe drum? Will the violin find its place amidst the deep vibrations of the obokano? SAMOSA will demonstrate the expansiveness and beauty of pluralistic cultural encounters.