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December 27, 2017

UPDATED – Ladilikan is fRoots, Songlines and Transglobal World Music Chart’s “Album of the Year”

It’s that time of the year again, the season for music critics’ year-end best-of lists. We’re humbled and thrilled that, as of today, Ladilikan – our joint album with Trio Da Kali that was released this fall by World Circuit Records – has been highlighted by:

Songlines, as one of the magazine’s ten “Best Albums of 2017”
fRoots, as the magazine’s “Critics Poll Album of the Year 2017”
– Transglobal World Music Chart, as the music critic network’s “Best Album of 2017”
Bandcamp Weekly, as one of the podcast’s four “Essential LPs of 2017”
World Music Central, as the online magazine’s “Best World Music Album of 2017”

The album has also been included on year-end lists by NPR Music (#42 of 50), The Vinyl Factory (#46 of 50), The Guardian (#50 of 50), Uncut (#43 of 75), and Sounds & Books (#4 of 20 chosen by editor Sebastian Meißner); and world/foreign music year-end lists by Qobuz (#1 of 94), Ekstra Bladets (#1 of 20), MixedWorldMusic (#2 of 10), Giornale Della Musica (#2 of 20) and Mojo (#9 of 10); as well as holiday gift guides by Afropop Worldwide and The Mercury News.

Order or stream the album now >

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December 19, 2017

Watch Kronos perform at NPR Music’s 10th Anniversary Concert

“Collaboration. It’s at the heart of many of NPR Music’s finest moments,” writes NPR music producer Tom Huizenga for All Songs Considered today. “And it’s in the DNA of the intrepid Kronos Quartet, which some 40 years ago began working with composers around the globe to spotlight new music. Opening our 10th anniversary concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Kronos, true to form, gave an appreciative audience both a world premiere and an extraordinary surprise collaboration.” Click here to watch our entire set from the celebration.

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December 06, 2017

A Thousand Thoughts to premiere at Sundance in January

A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet will receive back-to-back premieres in January 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival as part of New Frontier, the Sundance Institute’s curated collection of “the most innovative independent production and experimentation at the crossroads of film, art and technology that is being created today,” and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, which helped commission the project through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Watch the trailer >

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December 04, 2017

JUST ANNOUNCED! New album with Laurie Anderson to be released in February

We are thrilled to announce that Nonesuch Records​ will release Landfall, our collaborative album with the wonderful Laurie Anderson​, on February 16, 2018.
Pre-order the album now >

Watch the official music video for first single “We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language” on YouTube​ or listen on Spotify or Apple Music​.

Learn more about the album >

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November 28, 2017

Ladilikan: Best of 2017

Songlines’ magazine has selected Ladilikan, our joint album with Trio Da Kali, as one of their “Best Albums 2017.”

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Concert Schedule

Apr6Stanford, CaliforniaBing Concert Hall
Apr10San Francisco, CaliforniaCastro Theatre
Apr15Middletown, ConnecticutCrowell Concert Hall
Apr19Washington, D.CLisner Auditorium at The George Washington University
Apr21Santa Fe, New MexicoThe Lensic Performing Arts Center
Apr26Kronos Festival 2018: Opening NightSFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.


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