This event is part of the Taliesin Arts Centre series
A Theatr Mwldan Production
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Wales / Senegal)
With support from Gwyneth Glyn
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 extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR' launches in April 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, in an innate and epic journey of endurance.Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.
“Oh my God, incredible… you’re witnessing a state of rapture, it’s entrancing” Toby Jones, actor
“Absolutely hypnotic" Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
"Intricate, ethereal and entrancing, an elaborate pas-de-deux... remarkable" Neil Spencer, UNCUT Magazine *****
"This, I suspect, will be remembered as one of the classic concerts of the year" Robin Denselow, The Guardian *****
“ A sublime duo of two artists who are masters of their instruments...musicality and architecture at work” Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard *****
“An intriguing collaboration that really works… the interaction is remarkable…an elegant, gently exquisite set”. Robin Denselow, The Guardian ****
“Blissful” Financial Times *****
“Gorgeous, eloquent, elegant music” Thomas Brooman CBE
Contact: Nia Mills (Email: N.S.Mills@Swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792602429