Global folk traditions

These two string players put out one of the best records of 2013; 'Clychau Dibona' was a gentle, emotional collection of songs and rapid-fire improvisations, so in tune with each other that you couldn’t tell where Catrin Finch’s classical training stopped and Seckou Keita’s African folk began. From strummed melodies to intense rhythmic hooks and intensely plucked solos, there’s no hint of culture clash, simply musical empathy and a shared love of their own stringed ‘harps’. While both musicians have embarked on a number of creative and successful projects in recent years, they still enjoy reuniting on stage. What's more, 2016 saw them sampled on Robbie Williams' latest chart-topping album.

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