After a serendipitous meeting in 2012, a sublime musical collaboration was born. Classical harpist Finch and griot kora master Keita have since built a formidable reputation for their innovative and mesmerising performances. Drawing deeply on their diverse traditions, Mandinka rhythms mix and interweave seamlessly with Welsh traditional tunes.
WORKSHOP: Black and white, boy and girl, African and European, traditional griot and classical musician: despite being drawn from two very different cultures and musical disciplines, Catrin & Seckou have managed to find a magical common ground in their music and beyond. This workshop will explore in conversation with both artists how they found that magic in the most unlikely circumstances, and how they have used their experiences to develop their art. Seckou will also talk about his instrument, the kora, his training, and his role as a griot in a modern society. Catrin will tell of the harp, that most Welsh of instruments, and how her career has been changed by her exposure to West African music.