Highest Ani: Armenian Folk Fusion Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 | SF
Committed to paying homage to Armenian music, Highest Ani has created a powerful new sound by combining ancient Armenian folk and contemporary Western instrumentation with musical elements drawn from rock, jazz, hip hop, funk and Middle Eastern music. The four-piece band features Mark Ohanesian on qanun (a large trapezoidal zither played across the Near East), Avo Chalaganyan on vocals, drum set and dhol (traditional Armenian hand drum), Marina Hovhannisyan on lead vocals and bass, and Aaron Kruziki on saxophone, clarinet, accordion and duduk (traditional Armenian double-reed). Laced with improvisation and not averse to a little psychedelia, Highest Ani creates breathtaking music for the future conjured from the distant past.
Categories: Funcheap Presents, Outdoors, San Francisco