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Cecilia & Amadou
Two continents, Two musicians, One voice

‘A perfect marriage of sound and cultures, plaintive and full of longing’ (Saied Dai, artist)

Internationally acclaimed singer Cecilia Le Poer Power and evocative Senegalese musician/singer Amadou Diagne have joined forces to create a musical duo like no other. Their songs weave and blend through changing landscapes, harmonising very naturally together and often using improvisation as a key ingredient - music truly alive in the moment. Cecilia and Amadou's music is conceived of and performed from the heart, neither performer afraid of bearing it all, musically and spiritually. We are witnessing two consummate professionals, performing at their peak.

Amadou and Cecilia should be regarded as a sumptuous melting pot of two voices, two languages, two continents, two hearts and minds, combining together to create an irresistible, emotive and unique musical feast like no other.

Amadou

‘Honey-smoked vocals ...Plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.’ Jamie Renton, fROOTS Magazine

Originally from Dakar in Senegal, Amadou is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. His playing focuses much around his very evocative African harp (Kora) and voice, but he is also a percussionist and virtuoso guitarist. Amadou draws heavily on traditional music and rhythms and writes and performs in his native language, Wolof, which is the most widely spoken language in Senegal. Amadou’s music has attracted global radio airplay, including BBC Radio 3 Late Junction and BBC World Service.

Cecilia

‘Elegant new Vocal Star’ The Guardian
‘A Beautiful Voice’ Jools Holland

Cecilia's roots are ecletic and can be found in Celtic folk and Jazz - there is no singer who sounds like her. Cecilia has performed as a soloist at some of the UK's leading venues, including The London Palladium, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Blackpool Opera House and at festivals across Europe, including Glastonbury. Cecilia recently toured with Russell Watson as his special guest and is a published songwriter, credits including BBC TV. Other notable collaborations include Moya Brennan (the Voice of Clannad) and Classical Brit winners Blake.

Cecilia's website: clppmusic.com

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What an amazing evening of beautiful music! Cecilia and Amadou were born to blend their different styles of music. Such accomplished songwriters, musicians and singers. Thanks you Cecilia and Amadou – you were incredible! (G. Poa)

- Really beautiful and emotional music and two amazing voices! (L. McGoldrick)

- Such beautiful music together – you truly compliment each other! (L.Pollock)

- Wonderful concert! Amazing music and singing! (P. Le Sage)

- Fantastic gig! You guys totally nailed it! (R. Smith)

- Great combination of talents (Michael O’Neill)

- Beautiful and spiritual sound and feel (C. Tunney)

- Wow! Exquisitely beautiful music, shimmering golden light. Thank you (C. Roslington)

- Such a beautiful sound and great concert (D. Avery)

- Magical concert – lovely to hear real true music connectedness and what a great crowd (M. Riley)

- Beautiful combination of voices and instruments (S. Robertson)

− Thank you for such a beautiful and memorable evening. It was a perfect marriage of sounds and cultures, plaintive and full of longing (S. Dai)
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