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Monday, March 30, 2020

Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch - WOMAD NZ 2020

In October last year, organizers announced the first of the big hitters coming to this year’s WOMAD New Zealand Festival. Among them was harpist Catrin Finch and renowned Kora player Seckou Keita, who have been nominated for a string of world music gongs over the last year, including the coveted BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, for their second album SOAR.
That album also took out Roots Magazine’s Critics Poll 'Album of the year 2018', Best Transglobal Album of The Year in the Transglobal World Music Awards and ‘Best Fusion’ in the Songlines Music Awards 2019. So, given all the fuss, Tim Gruar decided to call up Sekou Keita and find out what all the hoo-haa was about and why it’s unthinkable to miss their performance at this year’s 2020 WOMAD.

Read his interview here:

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