Seckou Keita

Seckou Keita Quartet (Senegal)

Hailed as "the Hendrix of the kora", Seckou Keita is a shining advocate of the less-known, rhythmically rocking kora repertoire from southern Senegal. Innovative twists of improvisation on the 21-string West African harp distinguish Keita’s sound - an eclecticism reflected in his quintet, whose members hail from Senegal, Italy, Egypt and The Gambia.

With support from the Arts Council England and the British Council New Zealand.