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Abel Selaocoe

Abel Selaocoe

Fri 17 June 2022

Stage time / 7:45pm

Doors / 7:00pm


COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre (Studio),
Warwick Arts Centre

Genre-busting South African cellist Abel Selaocoe moves seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concerto performances and solo classical recitals.

He combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and has a special interest in curating recital programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, with view to helping classical music reach a more diverse audience.

Among the world’s cellists, I can’t think of one who radiates so much heart and joy as Abel Selaocoe. He winningly combines his cello with throat singing, improvising, exhorting the audience to shout or clap, and treating his body as a percussion instrument.

★★★★☆ The Times

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