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Ko Tonga Cheol: Weaving Music in the New Ireland

Oct 04

Performance Dates

  • Fri Oct 04 2024 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Curated by Artistic Partner Rhiannon Giddens

Led by Congolese guitarist and singer Niwel Tsumbu, a prominent figure in Ireland’s music scene, Ko Tonga Cheol exemplifies the contemporary identity of Irish music and the positive impact of migration on culture. With the influx of diverse nationalities in Ireland, a new collective consciousness is emerging through the universal language of music. The musicians of Ko Tonga Cheol: Eamonn Cagney (percussion), Liz Knowles (violin), Niall Vallely (concertina), Jason Sypher (double bass) and Tsumbu find common ground in defining a new Irish sound. ​

Generously underwritten by Cultural Ireland