Acclaimed string ensemble Kronos Quartet is set to receive the 2018 WOMEX Artist Award. The award ceremony will include a live concert in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. WOMEX (World Music Expo) 2018 takes place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, October 24–28, 2018.
Kronos Quartet is a trailblazing ensemble that has collaborated with various world music artists. Several of the quartet’s albums combine western classical music and world music: Five Tango Sensations, Pieces of Africa, You’ve Stolen My Heart: Songs From R.D. Burman’s Bollywood with Asha Bhosle, Rainbow: Music of Central Asia Vol. 8, Folk Songs and the recent Ladilikan (with Mali’s Trio Da Kali).
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