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1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Live Performance: Thursday 11 March, 7pm
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South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly between genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concerto performances and solo classical recitals. Abel combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and has a special interest in curating recital programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, with view to helping classical music reach a more diverse audience.
Abel Selaocoe's first appearance at Lakeside with his ensemble Chesaba and Manchester Collective delivered extraordinary musicianship, energy and joy.
Abel is a truly unique musician, whose musical voice is as heartfelt and honest as they come. This humanity, coupled with his immense technical facility as a cellist – and singer – makes him an absolute joy to listen to and to make music with." Gwilym Simcock, jazz pianist
Abel is a special musician, fantastic cellist, everything he plays – from baroque to contemporary – sounds beautiful, improviser, singer with an intense and magical voice." Giovanni Sollima
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Enjoy an interview with Abel Selaocoe as part of the University of Nottingham's Diversity Festival in March, celebrating Diversity in the Arts. Find out more about the Diversity Festival Programme here.
This performance has been made possible through a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.