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Seckou Keita & Momi Maiga

Saturday 17 de February de 2024 | 21.00h

Centre Cultural La Mercè, Girona | 20 € ant. / 26€ taq.

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Seckou and Momi share a legacy. Two kora performers from the same family, share the oral tradition of griots and both have made the journey from Senegal to Europe. Seckou is the older cousin, 20 years older than Momi, and has certainly led the way, offering inspiration and references to Momi’s true talent. This time, Seckou and Momi team up as a duo. Charismatic performers in their own right, together they bring a surprising, unique and captivating stage magnetism. Seckou Keita has a long professional career that has taken him to play around the world at festivals such as Womad, Glastonbury, Tokyo Jazz, Chicago World Music Festival, Sydney International, Montreal Jazz Festival, among others. To date he has released 13 albums, the latest of which is African Rhapsodies, an epic work for kora and orchestra created in collaboration with the Italian composer and musician Davide Mantovani and recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra in London. Simultaneously he has obtained numerous accolades, including three Songlines Music Awards, and several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including Musician of the Year in 2019.

Momi Maiga, recently taking off in her professional career, released in October 2022 her debut album, Nio, which combines ethnic jazz, flamenco and the sounds of her roots. He fuses the kora with classical instruments such as violin and cello, and embarks on a journey that leads him to the beginning of a promising musical career, with his cousin Seckou Keita as a precedent. With a total of 60 concerts performed in 2023 in theaters, auditoriums and festivals in the state and internationally, he continues to present his successful debut album and is already preparing his second album for October 2024.

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