Seckou Keita

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  • Seckou Keita  (Kora)
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    West Africa
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    • World
    • World Jazz
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  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal, string, singer songwriter, harp
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Winner of Songlines Magazine Best Album - Africa and Middle East Category 2016, and nominated for Best Artist, Seckou Keita has arguably become the most influential and inspiring kora player of his generation, an exceptional and charismatic musician.

In his latest award-winning album 22 Strings, Seckou explores what it means to be a modern global citizen, and yet to live with seven centuries of tradition and heritage expressed through music.

He gives us the kora in its purest guise, a wondrous instrument that can soothe the bloodlust of warriors and take the human spirit to a place of deep meditation, stillness and beauty.

Seckou is available worldwide in 2017 in both solo and up to 7-piece formats.

“Propelled into the big league…this solo album has an unhurried assurance” 4* David Honigmann, Financial Times

”Seckou Keita can be classed alongside the great Toumani Diabate as one of the adventurous masters of the kora”
4* Robin Denselow, The Guardian

Available for international touring year-round, worldwide.


Seckou Keita


Seckou Keita: credit Dan WhistonSeckou Keita: credit Dan Whiston


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Seckou Keita: Mikhi Nathan Mu Toma (The Invisible Man)

Taken from Seckou Keita's award-winning solo album 22 Strings

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