We Face Forward, in association with Band on the Wall, is delighted to present a free concert by Seckou Keita and his band on the Printworks Indoor Stage for the We Face Forward Olympic Torch Relay Party taking place after the olympic torch passes through Manchester.
“The Hendrix of the Kora” Music News
“A brilliant live performer with stacks of charisma” BBC
“Kora that rocks” Montreal Gazette
“Breathtaking finger-work and musicianship” New Statesman
Seckou Keita is a Senegalese virtuoso master of the Kora – Africa’s magical 21-stringed harp that is simultaneously percussive and melodic and requires incredible musical skills to play. One of the leaders of the newest generation of African traditional musicians and a member of Senegal’s royal Keita dynasty, he fuses the traditional forms and instruments with those of other cultures. He has performed all over the world with some of biggest names in global music including support slots with Salif Keita and Youssou N’Dour and as drummer for Baka Beyond. A totally free concert featuring Seckou and his full live band, join us for what promises to be a fantastic celebration with a great party atmosphere.
This free event will begin at 7pm.
Presented by Band on the Wall in association with We Face Forward – a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester as part of the London 2012 Festival. www.wefaceforward.org