Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe: Oracle

Thursday 07 April, 7.30pm
Djanogly Recital Hall


This event will be on sale on Tuesday 30 November, 11am.


1 hour 50 minutes including interval

Abel Selaocoe New Work – World Premiere  
Trad. Music from South Africa, Mali, and the Ivory Coast

Music makes time-travellers of us all 

It connects us to the past, to the land, to ancestors and to forgotten songs. Long before we ever knew we were listening, our mothers, fathers, carers comforted us through song.  

Abel Selaocoe is a sensation. His work has a way of cutting through what we think and tapping directly into how we feel. Through Sirocco, Abel’s ongoing collaboration with Manchester Collective, we have reached millions of listeners all over the world. Now, we present a brand-new show featuring this astonishing musician, his band Chesaba, and the string orchestra of the Collective. 

Backed by the drum beat of African percussion, the show explores the litany of music from South Africa, Mali, the Ivory Coast, and takes in some of the best loved classical work of the 20th century. 

The Oracle is about connection, stories, and music that spans continents and generations. It is our work at its most joyful. Don’t miss it. 

Watch this incredible video of Abel Selaocoe with Manchester Collective & Chesaba here: 


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