AKA Trio - Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita & Adriano Adewale 2019




The AKA TRIO is an international musical summit meeting of three world-renowned virtuosos: Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale.

Coming from three different continents - Europe, Africa and South America - Antonio, Seckou and Adriano grew up in three different landscapes, speaking three different languages, and were formed by three different cultures and musical traditions. All these differences have converged in AKA Trio, and the product is 'Joy', a new album which will release on the bendigedig label in May 2019.

Italian guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione has been travelling the world for over two decades, releasing twenty albums and collaborating with many major artists along the way, including such names as Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Angelique Kidjo and the Bulgarian Voices, amongst many others. Seckou Keita from Senegal is one of the world’s foremost kora players, involved in many international projects including his ground-breaking duo with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and his Transparent Water project with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Joanna McGregor and Benjamin Taubkin and has composed music for orchestras and dance theatre.

Together they create a joyful, uplifting and celebratory experience for audiences everywhere.

AKA Trio will undertake a major UK tour in November 2019, as well as playing festival dates throughout 2019. See below for confirmed tour dates so far.

The tour is produced by Theatr Mwldan.


MAY 2019

11     Brighton Festival, All Saints Church, HOVE

30     Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, LONDON



26     Shrewsbury Folk Festival, SHREWSBURY 



12     The Apex, BURY ST EDMUNDS

13     Lakeside Arts Centre, NOTTINGHAM

14     Cecil Sharp House, LONDON

15     Ropetackle Arts Centre, SHOREHAM-BY-SEA

16     Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, CARDIFF 

17     The Gulbenkian, CANTERBURY

20     Liverpool Philharmonic, LIVERPOOL

21     Band On The Wall, MANCHESTER

22     Taliesin Arts Centre, SWANSEA

23     Galeri, CAERNARFON 

26     Theatr Mwldan, CARDIGAN

27     Aberystwyth Arts Centre, ABERYSTWYTH

28     St George's Bristol,  BRISTOL



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This production is available to book - please contact Dilwyn Davies dilwyn@mwldan.co.uk for further details. 

the most epic trio of musical perfection I have ever come across...mesmerised
Three Weeks
a palpable sense of rapport and delight in their music-making...leaving the audience clearly exhilarated
The Scotsman

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