Pittsburgh Performs: KINETIC with Anqwenique and members of Kassia Ensemble

Thu, 22 Feb 18 07:00 PM

Live at The Shop, Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Address: 621 N. Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Tickets are available for purchase here

Chamber Music Pittsburgh and BOOM Concepts invite you to enjoy Songs of Lake Volta inspired by Ghanaian music and culture, composed by Joe Sheehan. Performed by KINETIC with Anqwenique and members of Kassia Ensemble. Ghanaian drummer and poet Samuel Okoh-Boateng will make a special appearance. The live concert will be held at The Shop located in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood.

Pay what you wish! $10 suggested. Tickets required. All ages welcome. Purchase in advance from Chamber Music Pittsburgh either online or by phone at 412-624-4129. Any remaining general admission tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the night of the event. Subject to availability. The box office opens at 6:30PM.

About The Artist: 
's music was first imagined in Ghana, where Joe Sheehan spent six months intensively studying Ghanaian music, dance, and culture. The music is brought to life by the band’s versatile musicians, comprising Anqwenique Wingfield on vocals, Anthony Ambroso on guitar, Joe Sheehan on keyboards, Jason Rafalak on bass, PJ Roduta on percussion, and Ryan Socrates on drums.

Kassia Ensemble is a newly formed Pittsburgh chamber group comprised exclusively of women in an effort to supersede the gender barrier that is prevalent in classical music. Its members also hold positions in the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet orchestras, the West Virginia Symphony, the Wheeling Symphony, and the Canton Symphony Orchestras.

Samuel Okoh-Boateng is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, and researcher from Ghana. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh where he also serves as a Teaching Fellow. In 2016, he received a master's of arts degree in Ethnomusicology from Kent State University with a focus on the dynamics of gender representation in Ghanaian popular music.