Seckou Keita & The Homeland Band

CCA, Glasgow.

This event is for 18 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
STANDING £28.37 (£25.00)
£1 DONATION - THE HUG AND PINT £1.00 (£1.00)
THE HUG AND PINT, Glasgow is a vital community grassroots music venue. In the face of rapidly increasing costs and an audience understandably reluctant to spend more money in a cost-of-living crisis. The Hug and Pint is in need of financial support to help ensure its long-term sustainability. Your donations help to provide a platform for the next generation of artists and are hugely appreciated.

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Nicknamed *“the Hendrix of the Kora”*, Seckou has been celebrated for his ingenious tunings and virtuosity and praised as “one of the finest exponents of the kora”. Performing all over the globe as a solo artist and with his ground-breaking quintet, he has captivated audiences at WOMAD, Hay, Glastonbury, Tokyo Jazz, Chicago World Music Festival, Sydney International, Montreal Jazz Festivals and many more places.

Acclaimed collaborations with numerous jazz, pop, Latin, folk and classical artists, notably include *Damon Albarn & the Africa Express*; Welsh harpist Catrin Finch; Cuban pianist Omar Sosa; AKA trio with Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale; *Paul Weller and the Folk Collective*; The Lost Words, Spell Songs (2019) joined by the words of Robert McFarlane and artwork of Jackie Morris.

Seckou began pulling together his *Senegalese 8 piece band* in 2020. Here, the kora is backed with the dynamic, uplifting and at times hypnotic rhythms of bass, percussion, drums, keyboard and extraordinary vocals, that lifts the audience to its feet and leaves them buzzing!

The group includes one of *Senegal’s best known vocalists, Korka Dieng*. Korka has performed with one of Senegal’s finest rappers, Didier Awadi. She is well known for her versatility and distinctive vocals. Joining them too is *Moustapha Gaye, lead guitarist for Youssou n’Dour*, who toured with Seckou in 2012 and features on his album Miro.