Seckou Keita
Seckou Keita

Seckou Keita

SENAfrican, Other African Music
148,006 monthly listeners
  • 18K followers
  • 4.1K fans

Seckou Keita's Top Spotify Songs

1
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Abdou N'diaye
15.9K streams
2
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The Lost Words Blessing
11.4K streams
3
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Hinna-Djulo
10K streams
4
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Listen to the Grass Grow
9K streams
5
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Dary
6.5K streams
15.9K
Streams last week
11.4K
Streams last week

The Lost Words Blessing

Spell Songs, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux
10K
Streams last week
9K
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Listen to the Grass Grow

Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita
6.5K
Streams last week

Dary

Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita
5.5K
Streams last week
4.9K
Streams last week
4.8K
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Heartwood

Spell Songs, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita
4K
Streams last week
3.9K
Streams last week

Seckou Keita's YouTube Videos

43.3K
Views
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita - Llongau Térou-bi
Youtube
43.3K views
Dec 11, 2014
25.6K
Views
Seckou Keita - Future Strings in E
Youtube
25.6K views
Jul 30, 2016
12.2K
Views

Secko Keita Quartet - Kanu Foro

JornaFatoumata

Secko Keita Quartet - Kanu Foro
Youtube
12.2K views
Oct 26, 2008

Seckou Keita's Top Spotify Playlists in the past 3 Months

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Songs To Test Headphones With
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Café Africa
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Shimmering Strings
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Kora Chill
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Disclosure's Record Bag 🎣🐟🐠🐡
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Seckou Keita's Chart Ranks

Past 12 Months

Events33 Events

May
11
Omar Sosa at Lafayette London
United Kingdom
GBR
, London500 - 1200 Hall
May-Jun
25-08
Swaledale Festival
United Kingdom
GBR
, VentnorN/A N/A
Aug
18
Kíla at Purbeck Valley Farm
United Kingdom
GBR
, SwanageN/A Public / Outdoor
Mar
15
Omar Sosa at Le Train Theatre
France
FRA
, Portes-lès-Valence0 - 500 Hall
Past
Mar
02
Seckou Keita at The David Hall South Petherton
United Kingdom
GBR
, South Petherton0 - 500 Hall
Past
Feb
20
Seckou Keita at The Jazz Cafe
United Kingdom
GBR
, London0 - 500 Club
Past
Feb
17
Momi Maiga at Auditori CC de la Mercè
Spain
ESP
, GironaN/A Hall
Past
Feb-Mar
08-23
Black Music Festival - Catalunya
Spain
ESP
, GironaN/A N/A
Past

Seckou Keita's Upcoming Events3 Events

  • Omar Sosa at Lafayette London

    Seckou Keita, Omar Sosa
    Lafayette London
    GBR, London
    Hall500 - 1.2K
  • Swaledale Festival festival

    Seckou Keita, Martin Taylor, Raphael Wallfisch, Antonio Forcione, Brodsky Quartet, Ganda Boys, The Young'uns, Emma Johnson, The Whoop Group, James Gilchrist, The Carrivick Sisters, The Jeremiahs, Adriano Adewale, Villiers Quartet, Mathilde Milwidsky
    GBR, Ventnor
    Medium
  • Kíla at Purbeck Valley Farm

    Seckou Keita, Le Vent du Nord, Kíla
    Purbeck Valley Farm
    GBR, Swanage
    Public / Outdoor

Seckou Keita's Past Events30 Events

  • Omar Sosa at Le Train Theatre

    Seckou Keita, Omar Sosa
    Le Train Theatre
    FRA, Portes-lès-Valence
    Hall0 - 500
  • Seckou Keita at The David Hall South Petherton

    Seckou Keita
    The David Hall South Petherton
    GBR, South Petherton
    Hall0 - 500
  • Seckou Keita at The Jazz Cafe

    Seckou Keita
    The Jazz Cafe
    GBR, London
    Club0 - 500
  • Momi Maiga at Auditori CC de la Mercè

    Seckou Keita, Momi Maiga
    Auditori CC de la Mercè
    ESP, Girona
    Hall
  • Black Music Festival - Catalunya festival

    Little Richard, Scary pockets, Giacomo Turra, Catherine Russell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, DeWolff, Seckou Keita, Dr. Calypso, The Gramophone Allstars, Momi Maiga, Errol Linton, The Soul Jacket, Alvar Monfort, KAMIKAZE HELMETS, Tramma, The Kleejoss Band, Black Music Big Band, Bigblack Rhino, Howlin' Dogs, At Last the etta james story, The Funk Power Station, Albert Costa
    ESP, Girona
    Small

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More about Seckou Keita

Overview of Other African Music musician Seckou Keita

Seckou Keita is a well-known musician in the African and Other African Music genres who was born and raised in Senegal. His music is marked by complex rhythms, heartfelt melodies, and expert playing methods. It is a reflection of the rich cultural legacy and customs of his native country.

With a career spanning more than two decades, Keita has made a name for himself as a virtuoso performer and composer, fusing the sounds of conventional instruments like the kora with modern components to provide an original and enthralling musical experience. His music is firmly anchored in the African experience and addresses a variety of subjects, including love, spirituality, and social and political challenges.

Keita's music is a monument to the beauty and strength of African music, as well as to its capacity to traverse cultural barriers and unite listeners. He is a genuine representative of his craft, and his creations never cease to enthrall and inspire viewers around.

What are the most popular songs for Other African Music musician Seckou Keita?

Beautiful fusions of African and other world music styles may be heard in Seckou Keita's work. His most well-known songs include "The Lost Words Blessing," "Dary," "Future Strings in E," and "Ceffylau." The hauntingly beautiful song "The Lost Words Blessing" demonstrates Keita's prowess on the kora and his capacity to instill a meditative mood with his music. The more cheerful song "Dary" has elaborate kora playing, percussion, and bass in the background.

"1677," another well-known song by Seckou Keita, has a more modern vibe and incorporates the kora with electronic beats and effects. The emotional and melodious music "Listen to the Grass Grow - Vocal Version" contains Keita's singing and kora playing. The well-known songs "Genedigaeth koring-bato," "Fatiliku," "Tama-Tama," and "Heartwood" also show off Keita's musical diversity.

Seckou Keita's music is an exquisite and distinctive combination of African and other world music styles. He is a highly compelling musician thanks to his mastery of the kora and his capacity to infuse both peaceful and lively environments with his music.

What are the latest songs and music albums for Other African Music musician Seckou Keita?

Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita has recently released some enthralling new songs. African Rhapsodies (A Work for Kora & Symphonic Orchestra), his most recent CD, is scheduled to be published in 2023. This CD, which combines the traditional kora sounds with symphony orchestration, has the potential to be a singular and ground-breaking piece of art. This is certain to be a must-have for lovers of African music thanks to Seckou's superb playing and the lush sound of a full orchestra.

In addition to the forthcoming album, Seckou recently put out three standout songs. Both "Simply Beautiful Miro" and "The Shadow Left by the Invisible Man" were composed by Davide Mantovani and are scheduled for publication in 2023. These songs highlight Seckou's skillful playing and illustrate how he can modify his sound to fit a variety of styles and arrangements. Another track composed by Mantovani, "I. The Future Strings Variation," will be released in 2023.

The single "Dimanche," by Seckou, was his most recent offering. It was released in 2022. Seckou's virtuosity kora playing is featured on this track, which also demonstrates his talent for crafting intricate and complex melodies. "Dimanche" is a notable piece that exemplifies why Seckou Keita is one of the most revered and forward-thinking musicians in contemporary African music with its mesmerizing rhythm and lovely melodies.

Which are the most important music performances and festival appearances for Other African Music musician Seckou Keita?

Senegalese artist Seckou Keita has performed on stages all around the world, exhibiting his distinctive fusion of African and other world music. He played his acclaimed CD "22 Strings" alongside Welsh harpist Catrin Finch at the EFG London Jazz Festival, one of his notable festival appearances. He has performed live, showing his virtuosity kora playing and lyrical vocals, at the Ojai Music Festival in California as well as the Rudolstadt-Festival in Germany.

Keita has performed not just at festivals but also in prestigious settings like Cambridge Junction, Band on the Wall in Manchester, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, and Le Rocher de Palmer in Bordeaux. His mastery on the kora, a traditional West African instrument, and his ability to meld it with other genres like jazz, classical, and flamenco have mesmerized audiences at these places.

His debut at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, when he played with Scottish fiddler Aidan O'Rourke, was one of his highlight performances. Their joint work produced the album "Borders," which examines the parallels and discrepancies between the musical cultures of Scotland and West Africa. This concert, like his many others, exemplifies Keita's talent for fostering musical communication that cuts across cultural barriers and unites people through song.

Which are the most important collaborations with other musicians for Other African Music musician Seckou Keita?

Senegalese musician Seckou Keita, an African, has worked with other musicians to produce some exquisite songs. In addition to "The Lost Words Blessing" with Spell Songs, Julie Fowlis, and Karine Polwart, "Dary" with Omar Sosa, "Ceffylau" with Catrin Finch, "1677" with Catrin Finch as well, and "Listen to the Grass Grow - Vocal Version" with Catrin Finch and Gwyneth Glyn are some of his significant collaborations.

"The Lost Words Blessing," in which he teamed up with Spell Songs, Julie Fowlis, and Karine Polwart, is one of his most significant collaborations. The song is a lovely and moving composition that honors the beauty of nature and the strength of language. The combination of Keita's African rhythms and the Scottish musicians' eerie melodies was flawless.

The song "Ceffylau" by Catrin Finch is another noteworthy project. The song is a lovely combination of Welsh harp melody and African rhythms. A wonderful soundscape that is calming and uplifting is created by Keita's kora playing and Finch's harp playing. The song provides proof of the value of intercultural collaboration and demonstrates how language and cultural boundaries can be broken down via music.

Seckou Keita has collaborated with other musicians to create some stunning and enduring songs, to sum up. Each cooperation is evidence of the ability of music to unite people and produce something really unique. No matter if it's the eerie melodies of "The Lost Words Blessing" or the enchanted blending of African rhythms and Welsh harp music in "Ceffylau," Keita's collaborations are a testament to his creativity and his capacity to unite various musical traditions.