World Music Festival 2013: Krar Collective with Cedric Watson and Sidi Touré
Event Info: (312) 774-0576 worldmusicfestivalchicago.org
Krar Collective punch up Ethiopia's azmari tradition. The trio—drummer, singer and player of the eponymous krar, a sort of cross of harp and guitar—radiates glee as it sidewinds through mesmerizing tunes that demonstrate its home in the midpoint between African and Middle Eastern pop. Krar plays with cajun, creole and zydeco musician Cedric Watson and Malian singer Sidi Touré.