Last week the kora-harp collaboration with Toumani Diabate and Catrin Finch received standing ovations at sold-out shows in Wales.
Due to the Coup D'etat in Mali Toumani had to make a tremendous effort to come and difficulties en route meant that he and Catrin only met four hours before the first performance. It is a tribute to the awesome talent of these musicians that they were able to take this show onto a sublime level from day one and build across the five shows creating a unique sonic experience between these instruments. We have all agreed to now take this show to the world and develop the project. Thanks to them and to a great production team for an amazing week, also to Seckou Keita who came at short notice to help Catrin and the Astar-Mwldan producers prepare the show whilst they were waiting for Toumani's arrival, Seckou also appeared as special guest at two of the performances. Special indeed!