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2018 HKAF World Music Weekend - Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke

2018 HKAF World Music Weekend - Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke

Music Concert

17 - 18 March 201820:00

Venue : HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre

Price Info : $240 - $120 (Local Full-Time Student with valid I.D.: (limited quota))

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Presenter : Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Ltd

“Anna is original, unique, different. She’s brave. She’s modest.” Pat Metheny

“What makes me feel drawn to Kroke’s music is the spiritual reality of the musicians, this means honesty and authenticity of the music.” Nigel Kennedy

Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke are innovators. From a background in Polish folk culture and classical music, Anna has brought originality to performances and recordings with contemporary legends such as Nigel Kennedy and Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis and Sting. Kroke may be rooted in the Jewish klezmer tradition but they cross many borders, embracing Sephardic and Arabic patterns to produce a jazzy sound that counts Steven Spielberg as one of many fans. Jopek and Kroke blend opposite but complementary worlds of sensitivity and sound.

A highlight of the HKAF programme, the World Music Weekend is a sonic journey across continents. This year’s selection brings klezmer music from eastern Europe, Korea’s singer-storyteller pansori tradition, and Buryat-Mongol music from the vast and distant Lake Baikal region of Siberia. Experience great artistry and traditions, developed over centuries and now brought into the 21st century.

World Music Weekend also includes
Songhee Pansori LAB (Mar 18, 3:00pm)
Namgar (Mar 18, 5:00pm)

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