Immigrant Suns 25 Anniversary, Karuna (Hamid Drake Adam Rudolph)

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That's right, Immigrant Suns is 25-years-old and all the original members are getting together for two sets of trailblazing ethnic-folkloric hybrid music (and maybe some favorite international covers too). Joining the celebration is another long-running folkloric group, Karuna, featuring the master percussionists Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph.

One of the most celebrated groups to come out of 90's Detroit, Immigrant Suns released 5 recordings and toured the US incessantly, helping to ignite a national interest in the music of The Balkans. North Africa, The Middle East and Greece, rural Eastern Europe etc., years before Sublime Frequencies, Mucca Pazza, Mississippi Records or Slavic Soul Party. Immigrant Suns was often cited in reviews as the standout track on a top 10 World Music compilation and has performed at many of the US's most prominent venues and festivals, including the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Karuna is a percussion duo of Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph Karuna traces it beginning to a chance encounter between two 14-year-old aspiring percussionists in a downtown Chicago drum shop. Their shared love for rhythms and music of the world and music’s’ relationship to matters of the spirit led to years of shared creative journeys.

In the mid-1970s they performed and recorded with AACM co-founder Fred Anderson, and in 1977 they joined Foday Musa Suso in founding Mandingo Griot Society, one of the first groups to combine African and American music. By 1978 they were touring Europe with the Don Cherry and since that time have performed together in projects with Yusef Lateef, Pharaoh Sanders, Hassan Hakmoun, Hu: Vibrational and Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures. Their shared Chicago roots and longtime global music research and performing experience have allowed them to forge a uniquely shared musical understanding and creative outlook.

Doors at 7:30. Karuna on at 8:15; first Immigrant Suns set at 9:30.
Full show donation: $20
Immigrant Suns' sets only: $10
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