ALAW

Horizons tour with Ebo Taylor

  • artist:ALAW
  • event type:Concert
  • date:27 Oct 2013 - 27 Oct 2013
  • time:19.30
  • city/area:Ystradgylais
  • venue:The Welfare, Ystradgynlais
  • country:United Kingdom
  • style(s):Afro, Folk
  • event submitted by:ALAW

Alaw (Wales/Cymru)
ALAW unites the talents of three tremendous Welsh musicians – Jamie Smith (accordion), Oli Wilson-Dickson (fiddle) and Dylan Fowler (guitar) – whose subtle interplay is a joy to watch. Drawing on a wealth of experience they take their audiences on a musical journey in which tunes brought back from Bulgaria or India sit alongside their passion for the old tunes of Wales. From sublime slow airs to dazzling dance tunes and storming songs, Alaw promise a performance of joyful and life affirming music.

Ebo Taylor (Ghana)
Born in 1935 to a family of fisherman, Ebo Taylor is one legendary guitarist. A fearless composer, arranger and solo artist who cut some of the best Highlife, Jazz and Funk tunes to come out of Africa during the 1970s, Ebo Taylor has embraced a fusion of traditional and Western forms of popular music and here leads his own 8-piece band to Wales. Ebo’s collaboration and friendship with the legendary Fela Kuti lasted over 30 years, and he’s still at the very top of his remarkable groove – whose ultimate destination is your hips!

A World of Music In Wales
4 days… 8 bands… 16 shows… 16 venues… Creu Cymru and Mwldan in association with Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales present a major music tour of Wales featuring artists hand picked from global showcases appearing at Womex 2013 in Cardiff, with support from world class Welsh artists.