Videos

Catrin & Seckou: New Videos

Monday, April 29th, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of two new live performance videos from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita:

 

 

SECKOU VIDEO RELEASE TIMED FOR SENEGALESE ELECTIONS

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Seckou released a video for Senegalese TV which was played on all the 5 main channels over the election weekend and continues to pick up plenty of interest.The lyric of Rewmi appeals for peace and unity to tackle together the problems facing us all and demands we take responsibility as individuals, families, communities, governments and corporations. We may think we are clean but we should think again and wash our hands.

Toto Plays For Change

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Toto La Momposina has taken part in a video for the excellent Playing For Change, featuring over 75 musicians across Colombia.. Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. You can find out more at http://playingforchange.com/

Seckou Keita’s solo perfomance of ‘Souaressi’ during Edinburgh Festival 2011

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

 

Seckou performing at TED Geneva

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Seckou and his sister Binta performing at TED Geneva in 2011

Introducing AKA Trio

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

 

★★★★ the Scotsman
AKA trio Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita , Adriano Adewale
Performing at the Assembly main Hall – 14-19 Aug Edinburgh Fest 2011.mov
Saturday September 10th, 2011 11:05

ThreeWeeks – ED2011 Music Review: Antonio Forcione
There are no words to describe the greatness of this show. In the most epic trio of musical perfection I have ever come across, acoustic guitarist Antonio Forcione is joined by Seckou Keita on the kora and percussionist Adriano Adewale. Not only are the performers' musical abilities mind-blowing, but the passion and genuine joy of playing for others brilliantly shines on their faces and temporarily blinds you, so that, in the extremely rare occurrence that they make a mistake, you'll be none the wiser. Every single audience member was mesmerised by this performance; it is easily one of the best shows I have ever seen, in and out of the Fringe. It would be tragic to miss this.
Quotes
Antonio Forcione: "A major international guitar virtuoso …Remarkable personal magnetism" JAZZFM – www.antonioforcione.com

Seckou Keita: "The Hendrix of the Kora" MUSIC NEWS – www.seckoukeita.com

Adriano Adewale: "A whole percussion orchestra by himself" British Theatre Guide – www.adrianoadewale.co.uk

★★★★ AKA Trio review from the Scotsman
Assembling a collective of international musical ideas, these three musical masters have beautifully captured a concoction of world music. Each equally skilled with a supreme knowledge of music, Forcione, Keita and Adewale allow their intricate fast running melodies to weave together and drive the music forward in a beautiful chase. Audiences are guaranteed a powerful and dynamic show of wit, personality and musical virtuosity.
By Jim Gilchrist
Published: 18/8/2011

Asere project at Musicport 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Asere were pleased to be invited by Musicport and Music4U to work with students from Headlands school in Bridlington for three days and perform with them at the festival. Catch a glimpse with the film footage and photos here

CALLE 13 Unveils Video Featuring Toto La Momposina For Acclaimed New Single “Latinoamérica”

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

"Latinoamérica"  the Latin Grammy nominated new single features guest vocals from Toto La Momposina and finds Calle 13 Capturing The Faces And Inner Soul of a Hemisphere. The video has been posted online and has already had over 2.5 million hits in 12 days.

Calle 13 calls for solidarity across the Americas in “Latinoamérica,” which features three tradition-stretching guest singers — Susana Baca from Peru, Totó la Momposina from Colombia and Maria Rita from Brazil — over a hybrid Andean rhythm, with Mr. Pérez rapping, “I am Latin America, a land with no legs that still walks.” – NEW YORK TIMES

"Latinoamérica is the most important song we have done, documenting what we were, what we are and what it means to be Latin American. I think that strengthens our identity and helps us to remember and never forget.” – Rene “Residente” Perez

 

AKA TRIO Assembly Hall, Main Hall Five shows only, 15 – 19 August

Monday, August 8th, 2011
Antonio ForcioneSeckou Keita - Adriano Adewale
When three world-renowned virtuosos unite, everyone has something to say.

Multi award winning acoustic guitarist Antonio Forcione from Italy, Senegalese griot kora player Seckou Keita and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale will be performing together at this year’s Edinburgh festival as ‘Aka Trio.’ These three phenomenal, dynamic musicians are not just top of their game but the front men of their own bands too. Performing five shows only, this is a concert not to be missed.

“We’re ping-ponging each other basically,
we’re teasing each other with music,
it’s like a roller coaster”

Assembling a collective of international musical ideas, the musical masters have beautifully captured a concoction of world music. Each equally skilled with a supreme knowledge of music, Forcione, Keita and Adewale allow their intricate fast running melodies to weave together and drive the music forward in a beautiful chase. Audiences are guaranteed a powerful and dynamic show of wit, personality and musical virtuosity.

SEE THE TRIO IN REHEARSAL AT:

Justin Adams Interview Now Online

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

A new video has been released of Justin Adams talking about his collaboration with Adan Pedroso which has culminated in a new EP digital release called Tu Secreto set for later this summer. In the video, shot at Justin's home studio, he talks about how he became involved and what he feels he brought to the project.