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Seckou Keita

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. 2012 brings a new album Miro released in September and a new show featuring an exciting 7-piece band. The album represents a return to Seckou’s family and the original influences that inspired him as a young musician in Senegal, the results are truly magical. "a brilliant live performer with stacks of charisma" Lucy Duran - Radio BBC 3