This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship.
Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for their extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release Clychau Dibonback in 2013, their long-awaited second album SOAR launched in April 2018, followed by major UK tours in spring and autumn of 2018.
The album takes flight on the wings of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently returned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales, soaring like music and dreams over man-made borders, on its innate and epic journey of endurance. Entrancing, mesmerising, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.
Catrin Finch is one of the harp's primary exponents and has brought a new audience to the intricate and beautiful instrument through her boundless energy and enthusiasm. Described as 'The Queen Of Harps’, she's enjoyed a phenomenal career thus far, has performed across the globe and in the Royal Palaces and played to Royalty from around the world as part of her appointment to The Prince Of Wales and was recently nominated for a Classical Brit Award.
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A potent cocktail of spiritual Afro-Mandinka music with a twist of jazz composed by a Sekou Keita, a griot and international Kora player with a fantastic musical family pedigree. Respecting a musical tradition that stretches back to the 13th Century and the Mandinka Empire of West Africa, Seckou is an established contemporary master of the Kora, the 21-stringed African harp. With his feet firmly rooted in the 21st century and the identity of his heritage clear, Seckou is keen to experiment and develop fresh ideas. '... an inspired exponent of the Kora' (The Guardian).
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Pocklington Arts Centre
- 22-24 Market Place
- YO42 2AR