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Afro Celt Sound System

Afro Celt Sound System
Formed: 1995
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Genre: Folk, Pop/Rock, World
Group Members: Ronan Browne, Manu Katché, Caroline LaVelle, James MacKintosh, Ian MacLeod, James McNally, Martin Russell, Ayub Ogada, Simon Emmerson, ...See All
Biography: The traditional music of Western Africa and Ireland is fused into a seamless blend by Afro Celt Sound System. The band's exciting performances have become a popular attraction at the WOMAD festival in Reading, England, since 1995, while their 1996 debut album, Volume 1, remains one of the most successful ...Read full biography
Volume 1 Sound Music
Released: 1996
Label: EMI
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You may never have thought of Celtic and African rhythms as complementing one another, but this very interesting effort takes both idioms into new territory with some engaging results. The outcome is a ...Read full review
Released: 2005
Label: EMI UK
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On Anatomic, the Afro Celt Sound System return as a streamlined quartet and to their original name. Following the CD/DVD remix project Pod, this is welcome return to the sound the band initiated on Seed. ...Read full review
More Afro Celt Sound System albums: Main Albums (6), Compilations (6), Singles & EPs (10)