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From Sengal via Sneinton, a star of world music

posted 19 Oct 2014, 01:39 by Tom Hughes   [ updated 19 Oct 2014, 03:38 ]
The Senegalese Kora maestro Seckou Keita was performing in Nottingham yesterday with his Welsh harpist collaborator, Catrin Finch.

The duo have toured the world with their cross-cultural duet, topping the World Music charts and winning plaudits and prizes along the way. The video below was filmed last year at a Womad festival in Wales, and gives a taste of their joyful sound.

Yesterday's performance in St Mary's Church in Nottingham's Lace Market was just a stone's throw from Seckou's home in Sneinton. He says that he enjoys living in Nottingham because of the relative peace and easy of walking around the place, compared to London...
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