A joyful, uplifting and life-affirming musical collaboration
Date: Friday 22nd November
Venue: TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE SWANSEA
The AKA TRIO is an international musical summit meeting of three world-renowned virtuosos: Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale.
Coming from three different continents – Europe, Africa and South America – Antonio, Seckou and Adriano grew up in three different landscapes, speaking three different languages, and were formed by three different cultures and musical traditions. All these differences have converged in AKA Trio, and the product is ‘Joy’, a new album which was released earlier this year, and which will be featured in their performance at Taliesin Arts Centre on Friday 22 November.
Italian guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione has been travelling the world for over two decades, releasing twenty albums and collaborating with many major artists along the way, including such names as Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Angélique Kidjo and the Bulgarian Voices, amongst many others. Seckou Keita from Senegal is one of the world’s foremost kora players, involved in many international projects including his ground-breaking duo with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, Africa Express with Damon Albarn and his Transparent Water project with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Joanna McGregor and Benjamin Taubkin and has composed music for orchestras and for dance theatre.
Having played on and off together for the past 8 years, it was only in September 2018 that the opportunity finally arose to get into the studio and finally lay down the fruits of their musical friendship that have been growing together over that time.
Together they create a joyful, uplifting and life-affirming musical collaboration.
Tickets : £13 and £11
Box office: 01792 602060
Online booking : www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk