Dark Matter String Band

Dark Matter String Band

Wed, January 10, 2018

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Dark Matter String Band
Dark Matter String Band
Strings have played a vital role in music of the African Diaspora. You might think of string bands as something from the 1920s, and there is indeed a tradition there. But strings have never gone away: Stuff Smith and Ray Nance made enormous contributions, and you can hear strings in everything from soul music like the Chi-Lites, Curtis Mayfield and Smokey Robinson to House and Hip Hop. Sun Ra employed a violinist in his Arkestra, as did such luminaries of the avant-garde as Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders and Archie Shepp. And, of course, there is the huge Afro-Cuban tradition of the charanga. The Dark Matter String Band honors all of this and creates something new in the process.

James Sanders - violin
Christian Dillingham - bass
Matt Gold - acoustic guitar
Avreaayl Ra - drums
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618