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Kitka: Harmony & Dissonance
Sanctuary, First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oakland, CA
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Kitka: Harmony & Dissonance
Oakland's own powerhouse women's vocal ensemble Kitka celebrates its 40th Anniversary in an uplifting evening of songs and recollections performed by more than 30 women who have contributed their creativity to this trailblazing ensemble's internationally-acclaimed sonic exploration of harmony singing traditions from Eastern Europe and beyond.

Kitka is a professional womens vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Kitka has earned international recognition for its distinctive sound, exploring a vast palette of ancient yet contemporary- sounding vocal effects. Kitkas commitment to presenting traditional song as a living and evolving expressive art form has led to adventurous collaborations with some of the worlds most exciting indigenous musicians and contemporary composers ranging from Le Mystères des Voix Bulgares to Meredith Monk.

Kitka began as a grassroots group of amateur singers from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds who shared a passion for the stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, intricate ornamentation, and resonant strength of traditional Eastern European womens vocal music. Since its informal beginnings, the group has evolved into an award-winning professional touring ensemble known for its artistry, versatility, and mastery of the demanding techniques of regional vocal styling, as well as for its innovative explorations in new music for women's voices.

Kitka's wide-ranging performance, teaching, and recording activities have exposed millions to the haunting beauty of their unique repertoire. Kitka has performed, taught, and conducted cultural exchange activities throughout the USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia. Kitka has produced 14 critically-acclaimed recordings (most recently, Evening Star) and two popular songbooks, and a PBS television special.

A frequently occurring symbolic word in Balkan women's folk song lyrics, Kitka means "bouquet" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.

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Sanctuary, First Congregational Church of Oakland (View)
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States


Categories

Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > Spiritual
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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