Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System is a European and African based collective which has forged a reputation for energetic, uplifting shows.
Winners of the Songlines Best Group award, they combine folk traditions of different cultures in a unique and innovative way.
Afro Celt Sound System released their 8th studio album ‘Flight’ in 2018. The album explores themes of migration – both human and avian – with a dazzling cast of stellar musicians from around the globe.
Emmerson is joined by long-term members’ vocalist, kora and balafon player N’faly Kouyaté and Dhol Foundation drummer Johnny Kalsi on 11 self-penned and 2 traditional tracks on ‘Flight’ introduce moving devotional songs alongside Afro Celt Sound System’s trademark driving afro house, with drum and bass beats, bold west African brass and exuberant electronic rhythms and bass lines. Both the album and their live shows feature contributions a host of outstanding musicians from around the world.
“captures the exhilaration of their live shows……its spirit and invention are unflagging and uplifting” Observer ⭐⭐⭐⭐