Noted African musician Kinobe to perform free concert at UNC Asheville
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 3:09pm
The performer has canceled this concert due to illness.
Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Kinobe (pronounced Chin-oh-bee) will perform a solo concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at Alumni Hall in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union. The event is free and open to the public.
Kinobe, who has been performing internationally since the age of 10, will feature traditional instruments he makes himself, including the kora (African harp), kalimba (thumb piano) and an array of percussive instruments. A singer-songwriter, Kinobe performs a mix of originals and Ugandan roots music.
Kinobe has performed with Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N'dour, Baaba Maal and many other African stars. He is releasing two CDs next year. His appearance in Asheville is part of his second United States tour. In January, he will begin a series of concerts and residencies in Canada.
Kinobe's world travels have led to musical collaborations that span many genres. He performed modern classical compositions scored for African and western instruments with the Vinca Quartet. He has scored and arranged traditional Ugandan songs for choral ensembles and leads choral residency programs. He also has duo projects with American pianist Philip Aaberg and Canadian acoustic guitarist Michael Waters.
Kinobe's concert will be one of UNC Asheville’s many International Education Week activities scheduled for November 15-19. For more information about International Education Week at UNC Asheville, go to www.unca.edu/studyabroad. For more about Kinobe, visit kinobemusic.com.