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February 15, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM | Chazen Auditorium
A globally acclaimed player of the didjeridu, Stephen Kent has pioneered the use of the ancient Aboriginal instrument in contemporary music across the globe. He has collaborated with musicians including Brazil’s Airto Moreira, India's Zakir Hussain, American jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, Doors drummer John Densmore, and Habib Koite from Mali. As a solo performer, Kent is a virtual one-man-band, producing an extraordinary layering of sounds and grooves and creating an almost orchestral ambience with this primal instrument while accompanying himself on all manner of shakers and hand percussion on musical journeys that travel deep into the heart of the earth. A commanding storyteller, his style is highly entertaining and he revels in inviting the audience along on the journey.
Held in conjunction with Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection