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AN AFRICAN RHAPSODY

3 July|7:30 pm

St Peter’s Church
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Event

AN AFRICAN RHAPSODY

Date

3 July

Time

7:30 pm

Venue

St Peter’s Church
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SECKOU KEITA
MEMBERS OF BATH PHILHARMONIA

Seckou is one of the finest exponents of the historic Senegalese harp, the Kora, a 21-stringed instrument which combines features of the lute and the harp. He is celebrated for his inventiveness and virtuosity. He has captivated audiences at WOMAD, Hay, Glastonbury, Tokyo Jazz, Chicago World Music Festival, Sydney International and Montreal Jazz Festivals.

Collaborations include Damon Albarn & the Africa Express, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and AKA trio with Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale, Paul Weller and the Folk Collective, The Lost Words, Spell Songs (2019) featuring the words of Robert McFarlane and artwork of Jackie Morris.

Seckou has earned numerous accolades including three Songlines Music Awards and several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as 2019 Musician of the Year. Nottingham Trent University awarded him honorary Doctor of Music in July 2023.

Seckou will perform alongside musicians from from the Bath Philharmonia in an arrangement of African Rhapsody especially for Budleigh Music Festival. The result will be a joyous musical journey across continents.

  • Programme

Programme

KORA VARIATION
Seckou Keita          Little Bro 
                                 Distance 
                                 If Only I Knew 
                                 Tamala
Seckou Keita
and Omar Sosa    Allah Léno
Trad arr.
Seckou Keita         Alpha Yaya
Seckou Keita         Bimo
                                Future Strings

AFRICAN RHAPSODIES
Seckou Keita            Gaisford Street (world première)
Seckou Keita 
arr.
Davide Mantovani  The Shadow Left 
 by the Invisible Man
                                   Alhambra 
                                   Missing you forever 
                                   Bamba, the Light 
 of Touba