Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita 2016

A Theatr Mwldan | Astar Artes Co-Production

 

"intricate, ethereal and entrancing, an elaborate pas-de-deux... remarkable"

Neil Spencer, Uncut Magazine

 

This wonderful award-winning project continues to enchant and thrill audiences worldwide. 

It’s been a whirlwind 2 years for Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita. Winners of Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration in the Songlines Magazine Music Awards 2014,  winners of the prestigious fRoots Album Of The Year for their debut album Clychau Dibon, nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Duo and Best Traditional Track, and featured in Songlines Magazine top ten albums of 2013, the sky is indeed the limit for this fearless pair of virtuoso musicians whose ‘heavenly music…intricately realised’ (Songlines Magazine) and infectious onstage chemistry defies categorization and continues to merge the boundaries between the genres of classical, world, folk and traditional music.

The harp occupies a vital place in the incredibly rich cultures of both West Africa and Wales and, remarkably, both nations share a centuries-old bardic tradition of intricate oral history, expressed through music, song and verse. Together, Finch and Keita have risen to the tough challenge of blending two completely different musical cultures and creating something coherent, relevant and entirely new.

 

Catrin and Seckou will be playing selected dates and festivals throughout 2016, visit the project's dedicated website for further details, or to order a copy of their award winning album Clychau Dibon: www.catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com

 

Interested in booking this project for your festival or venue? Contact Dilwyn Davies dilwyn@mwldan.co.uk

 

On tour in 2016:

 

February 

17      Gulbenkian Musica LISBON

 

April 

30      Kings Place LONDON    No Voices is curated by Ian Anderson of fRoots Magazine in association with Alan Bearman Music

 

June

12      Parfum de Musique PARIS

 

October 

15     Musica Dei Popoli FLORENCE, ITALY 

 

On tour in 2017:

 

February 

10    BIMhuis, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

11    Musique de Nuit, Pelgrimvaderskerk, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

12    Oosterpoort, GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS 

14    Cecil Sharpe House, LONDON

 

 

 

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