Seckou Keita


Variously described as a “griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer”, Seckou Keita is a rare type of musician, seated in tradition whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of his art. A true master of the kora – a 22 stringed West African harp – Seckou, from the Casamance area of Southern Senegal, was a childhood prodigy, born of a line of griots and kings.

Seckou has graced the international stage since 1996, earning worldwide acclaim for his kora playing and appearing with a host of fellow artists including Salif Keita, Paul Weller, Damon Alban and the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Youssou N’Dour, Miriam Makeba and Neil Finn.


Enjoy code: 393299
Target groups
Youth, Elderly, Adult
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Available tickets

09/08 2024 8:30pm
The Queen's Hall 85--89 Clerk Street EDINBURGH
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