CSA Sunday Cinema Presents: The Ex & Getatchew Mekuria & Guests
Friday, September 11, 2009
What: CSA Sunday Cinema Presents: The Ex & Getatchew Mekuria & Guests
Where: St. George's Church (Mitchell Hall), 99 Woolwich St.
When: Friday, September 11, 11pm
Why: Co-presented with The Guelph Jazz Festival, Sept. 9-13.
The Ex are an Amsterdam based avant-punk quartet who have been in existence since 1979, and have released more than 20 full-length albums since then, and received worldwide acclaim. In recent years they have expanded their musical pallette even further by initiating cultural exchanges with artists from the vibrant music scenes of Ethiopia. One such collaborator is Getatchew Mekuria, the "king of the Ethiopian saxophone," who has been playing Ethio-jazz since being a member of "police bands" in Addis Ababa in the 1940's.
Tickets available at the River Run Centre Box Office (35 Woolwich Street), call (519) 763-3000 or order on line.
How much: $15 students, $20 general