ANTONIO FORCIONE, SECKOU KEITA AND ADRIANO ADEWALE
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 released in May 2019, followed by UK festival dates and a major UK tour in November 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 life-affirming musical collaboration.
See www.AKA-TRIO.COM for tour dates.
Press on AKA Trio:
"an utterly beguiling album" NEIL MCFADYEN, FOLK RADIO
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." NEIL MCFADYEN, FOLK RADIO
"Absolutely sublime...whatever you're doing it's going to go a bit better with having that soundtrack to it!"
MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2
“this epic trio of virtuosos - guitarist Forcione, kora maestro Keita and percussionist Adewale - spread their own brand of musical rapture” 4* JANE CORNWELL, JAZZWISE
"...prepare to be astonished." 5* MICHAL BONCZA, MORNING STAR ONLINE
“…an exquisite album of interlocking strings and supple rhythms” NIGEL WILLIAMSON, SONGLINES
"Three continents, one album, ten mellifluous performances" 4* TIM CUMMING, SONGLINES
“three musicians play with a communion that feels so entirely natural that it almost verges on the telepathic”
NIGEL WILLIAMSON, SONGLINES
"...Adewale, Keita and Forcione have created something truly magical."
5* DAVE HASLAM, RNR MAGAZINE
"free-flowing, minimalist mastery of these three players of their own beautiful game"
4* TIM CUMMING, SONGLINES