Cunene River is a commission made to musician and composer Victor Gama for the Kronos Quartet - one of the most famous string quartets in the world. Thogether, they will come to Lisbon to present his work in European premiere.
Victor Gama designed the piece (premiered at the Carnegie Hall in New York in March 2010) over the past five years, working and recording with children from the village of Xangongo, located on the banks of the Cunene River in Angola. The piece is a metaphor on the potential that subsists in human nature, regarding the changing of hate into non-violence, here illustrated by the spontaneous creativity of children, who constructed four of the instruments played in this concert from remnant military materials.
JOHN SHERBA violin
DAVID HARRINGTON violin
HANK DUTT viola
JEFFREY ZEIGLER cello
Cunene River Instruments toha and galcrux, (series "Pangeia Instruments"), instruments built by the children of Cunene
acrux, toha, dino (series “Pangeia Instrumentos” by Victor Gama)
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