AWARDS GALORE FOR CATRIN & SECKOU

Clychau Dibon is in the Top Ten albums of the year over at Songlines Magazine
http://www.songlines.co.uk/world-music-news/2013/10/songlines-best-albums-2013-announced/, nominated for album of the year at fRoots http://www.frootsmag.com/content/critpoll/ and has also been nominated in two categories at the BBC Folk Awards (best traditional track and best duo) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ldc63/profiles/winners-nominees

“Amazing. UK resident Seckou Keita gets nominated in the BBC Folk Awards (2 nominations out of 37, jointly shared with a Welsh musician, and the first UK ethnic minority artist nominated in living memory, if ever.)” Ian Anderson – Folk Roots

*****Catrin & Seckou Financial Time Review

By David Honigmann

A royal harpist from Wales teams up with a kora player (which is to say, another court harpist) from Senegal.

Finch and Keita swap tunes from both traditions, one taking the lead while the other fills and improvises around the edges, then seamlessly trading places.

‘Robert Ap Huw Meets Nialing Sonko’ is the centrepiece: 16th century harp tunes playing off against the blissful melodies of the Casamance.*****

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/62715b48-35f5-11e3-952b-00144feab7de.html#axzz2i6rHWjpl