Friday, July 7, 2006

Kan'Nal can do


Shamanic rock. It reeks of incense and sounds eerily primal. Ketch'em Alive will meet Kan'Nal and its blend of rhythm, swirling dancers, ancient instruments, futuristic technologies, mythic archetypes and alternative rock on Tuesday, July 11. Often seen at the famed Burning Man festival, the band was founded by songwriter/vocalist Tzol and guitarist Tierro, who met in the village of San Marcos on a magical lake, Atitlan, in Guatemala.

After recording the first Kan'Nal CD in Toronto, they were joined by songwriter/bassist Rodolfo Escobar and performance artist Teresita Hinojosa. While they were visiting the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico they added percussionist and didgeridoo player Aaron Jerad, drum player Gilly Gonzalez. Completing the circle, artist and dancer Akayate joined the band in Colorado. Now a 10-piece band with a following of world beaters, Kan'Nal will play from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ketchum's Forest Service Park, where the music is free and the vibe is fine.

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