No Voices Saturday, 30 April 2016 – 8:00pm Kings Place: Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita + BJ Cole and Emily Burridge
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita + BJ Cole and Emily Burridge
No Voices Music / Saturday, 30 April 2016 – 8:00pm / Hall One Online Price:
£13.50 – £24.50 | Savers £9.50*
Winners of the prestigious fRoots Album Of The Year for their debut album Clychau Dibon and nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Duo and Best Traditional Track, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita play ‘heavenly music… intricately realised’, combining an infectious onstage chemistry which defies categorisation and merges the boundaries between the genres of classical, world, folk and traditional music. The harp occupies a vital place in the incredibly rich cultures of both West Africa and Wales and, remarkably, both nations share a centuries-old bardic tradition of intricate oral history, expressed through music, song and verse. Together, Finch and Keita have risen to the tough challenge of blending two completely different musical cultures and creating something coherent, relevant and entirely new. Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales, and Arts Council England.‘Blissful’ ***** Financial Times
BJ Cole and Emily Burridge create a dynamic energy with their complimentary musical perspectives, producing orchestral sounds in a new and refreshing context; weaving around one another in a sinuous dance of infectious sound and rhythm. Emily is classically trained virtuoso cellist with a talent for improvisation, and BJ has a 35-year-long session CV adding weight to the conviction that the pedal steel guitar is long overdue for a re-evaluation as an orchestral instrument with a sophisticated repertoire.
The duo perform their own compositions alongside works by Erik Satie, Debussy, Purcell and Copland amongst others.
No Voices is curated by Ian Anderson of fRoots Magazine in association with Alan Bearman Music