ALBUM CLYCHAU DIBON by CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA

“an intriguing collaboration that really works…Catrin Finch is a celebrated harpist …this is (Seckou Keita’s) most satisfying work to date…. the interaction is remarkable…an elegant,gently exquisite set”

Robin Denselow,The Guardian

“gorgeous,eloquent,elegant music”

Thomas Brooman CBE

“something quite different.. a really intriguing collaboration…it works so beautifully together -a beautiful album”

Mark Radcliffe,BBC Radio 2

“heavenly music.. that soars, intricately realised , pretty wonderful”

Nigel Williamson,Songline

“intricate,ethereal and entrancing,an elaborate pas-de-deux…remarkable”

Neil Spencer, Uncut Magazine

“some people spend a lot of money on illegal substances in order to attain the kind of mood this music evokes,

Froots

http://seckoukeita.bandcamp.com/

..And a 5* review in The London Evening Standard!

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA

Clychau Dibon

(Astar Artes)

★★★★★

Welsh harp and Senegalese kora – a sublime duo of two artists who are masters of their instruments. Yet it might not have worked, because both instruments are plucked and often it’s better to have more contrasted textures. But just listening to the way the opening track builds up, you can feel a sense of musicality and architecture at work with both artists drawing on the traditional repertoire of their respective cultures. Both of them are no strangers to collaboration, but this is their most seductive. The overall effect is of a rich web of sound, but they bring moments of drama when necessary. I also suspect that it’s something that will get more intriguing and appealing the better you get to know it.

Simon Broughton

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/music/album-reviews-october-2013-8859042.html?origin=internalSearch

SECKOU KEITA IRISH TOUR With FIDIL & SOLO CISSOKHO

Seckou Keita has Announced some Irish dates in October 2013 as part of the http://www.improvisedmusic.ie/concerts/details/fidil_solo

Irish World Academy of Music University of LImerick

Date / Time:

Oct 01 at 1pm

Telephone:

+ 353 61 202917

Mermaid Arts Centre

Date / Time:

Oct 02 at 8pm

Telephone:

01-2724300

 

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Date / Time:

Oct 03 at 8pm

Telephone:

0044 2871264132

 

Aislann Chill Cartha

Date / Time:

Oct 04 at 8pm

Telephone:

074 9738376

 

St. Audeon’s Church

Date / Time:

Oct 05 at 7:30pm

 

Garter Lane Theatre

Date / Time:

Oct 06 at 8pm

Telephone:

051 855038