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ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita Soar 8pm, Wednesday 14 November     

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita
8pm, Wednesday 14 November

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of musicianship. Entrancing, mesmeric and ethereal, it is a thrilling live experience. Their album ‘SOAR’ takes flight on the wings of the osprey, making its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales.

SOAR continues the avian theme started in Clychau Dibon , highlighting another amazing connection between Wales and Senegal that has recently reestablished itself. The opening track Clarach is named after the first Dyfi osprey in modern times to be born in Wales who subsequently returned from West Africa as an adult to rear her own chicks in the UK. Back in the Middle Ages, Wales had a large osprey population, but by the early 17th century it was persecuted to extinction. Their ancient presence proves that migration between Senegal and Wales is nothing new. “I like the bird’s freedom to migrate to different places,” Seckou says. “They soar their way, and nothing stops them, but they know where they’re heading, where they’ll find peace and be happy. I’ve been on the same journey, but in a different way.”

“Hypnotic and ethereal, SOAR is a unique marriage of cultures” Neil Spencer, The Observer **** (4 Stars)

Tickets are available from the Arts Centre Box Office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at
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