Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Saby Reyes-Kulkarni uploaded this event on July 9, 2019
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"Vicious music for tense times." — JazzTimes, Mike Shanley
Sometimes the eye of a storm can draw upon the chaos around it, taking on its energy and consolidating it for use. Something like that is going on in Elder Ones, the quartet led by the vocalist and harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi. She creates drones on the harmonium — an old, air-powered keyboard — and coaxes her bandmates into ripping them apart. Then her voice funnels that energy out in a scorching beam. In its best moments, it’s like a mix of a Cuban soñero’s citrusy cry and a riot grrrl yowl. — New York Times, Giovanni Russonello...