Updated: Dec 5, 2022
We are proud to announce that Seckou Keita will be an artist-in-residence at Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham for the next two years. Lakeside Arts strives to support groundbreaking artists in their creative fields.
Nottingham-based Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita is a special talent – a world-class musician, a griot (praise singer), composer, a percussionist master and a pioneer in his field – he’s a rarity, seated in tradition whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of
Lakeside Arts is providing funds, facilities, promotion and technical expertise in the development of his new musical adventures, starting with his magnificent forcthomcoming project, African Rhapsodies, an enchanting work for kora and orchestra with a world
premriere taking place at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham on 1 March 2023. The performance with BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests including Abel Selaocoe (cello and voice), Suntou Susso (percussion) and Davide Mantovani (arrangement and double bass). This thrilling performance is guaranteed to showcase a whirlwind of virtuosity and, above all, to take us on a sublimely poetic and magical journey where music is pure emotion.
We are thrilled that Seckou Keita will engage with Lakeside Arts and The University of Nottingham community, beginning with a session on improvisation techniques with music students on Tuesday 15 November.