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Track Listing
1. Genedigaeth Koring-Bato 6:38
2. Future Strings 7:31
3. Bamba 8:42
4. Les Bras De Mer 8:03
5. Robert Ap Huw Meets Nialing Sonko
6. Ceffylau
7. Llongau Térou-Bi
Artist:
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Title:
Clychau Dibon
Label:
Astar Artes Recordings
Cat No:
AARCDA025
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
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• A stunning shared musical journey between two world class virtuosos - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and West African kora player Seckou Keita.

• From Casamance in Senegal, Seckou Keita is both a member of the royal Keita dynasty from Mali (through his father) and a griot (through his mother’s family, the Cissokhos, from Senegal). He has built a formidable reputation as “an inspired exponent of the kora”(The Guardian) and is “a brilliant live performer with stacks of charisma” (Lucy Duran, Radio BBC3). One of the leaders of the newest generation of African traditional musicians, Seckou combines his own musical heritage with a willingness to embrace the traditional forms and instruments of other cultures.

• Harpist Catrin Finch is one of Wales’ leading international musical ambassadors, and one of the world’s finest players of this most Welsh of instruments. The “Queen of Harps”, Catrin was Royal Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales from 2000-2004. Her concert appearances with the world’s top orchestras span the globe and she has worked alongside artists such as Bryn Terfel, Sir James Galway and Julian Lloyd-Webber.

• The harp occupies a vital place in the incredibly rich cultures of both Senegal and Wales. The West African harp – the kora – played by Seckou is made from a dried gourd and fishing line; the Welsh harp, played by Catrin, is one of the most iconic symbols of a nation steeped in music. Remarkably, both nations share a centuries-old bardic tradition of intricate oral history, expressed through music, song and verse.
Reviews For Clychau Dibon
Mojo - David Hutcheon
the result is seven instrumentals that demand you turn the volume up to get the effect of the strings not just dancing around each other but using every trick in the rock manual to dynamic effect.