Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre (Theatre)
Warwick Arts Centre Coventry CV4 7AL
Following unanimous critical acclaim for their 2013 debut, classically-trained Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita delivered a triumphant second album with 2018’s Soar, again charting inspirational common ground between two traditions and earning the prestigious fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year 2018.
Thematically inspired by the osprey – the magnificent raptor recently returned to Wales after its persecution to near extinction 400 years ago – and its annual migrations between Europe and Africa, the album’s intoxicating, often improvised synergy captures a magical meeting of minds and talents within a borderless musical landscape.
‘ You could listen to this 1,000 times and still find something new ’
‘ An emotional demonstration of how two virtuoso musicians triumphantly bring different cultures together ’
‘ Hypnotic and ethereal, Soar is a unique marriage of cultures ’