Afro Celt Sound System share video for new single ‘Honey Bee’

afro-celtWith sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a stunning new album, ‘The Source’released in April 2016 on ECC Records. In October, the band will be releasing, Honey Bee’, another striking single from this acclaimed album to coincide with a major tour taking in 17 towns and cities where they will be providing a live music spectacle, every bit as energetic and captivating as the album.

‘THE SOURCE’ Album reviews – 4* Observer, 4* Independent, 4* Daily Mirror, 4* Financial Times, 5* fRoots, 5* Songlines “A COLOSSUS OF AN ALBUM” – fRoots “A TRIUMPH”- Songlines

Honey Bee’ features the sultry, soulful delivery of Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly (Real World Records), one of the many contributors to this truly collaborative album.

 

Watch the video for ‘Honey Bee’ here…

Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. ‘The Source’ is undoubtedly their most ambitious album yet and one will take their cross-cultural collaboration and acclaimed live performances to another level. It is the first album to fully celebrate the African and Asian roots brought to the band by long-term members’ vocalist, kora and balafon player N’Faly Kouyaté and Dhol drummer Johnny Kalsi. Along with founder member Simon Emmerson (producer, guitars, cittern) and new core member Griogair (vocals, piping, guitars) – winner of Gaelic Singer of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards – the album and the live show features contributions from a host of other outstanding musicians which together fully demonstrates the eclecticism of the band’s music.

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THE SOURCE ALBUM TOUR 2016

OCTOBER

26 BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex
27 NORWICH The Open
28 BRISTOL Colston Hall
29 OXFORD o2 Academy
30 LONDON Barbican

NOVEMBER

01 MANCHESTER RNCM
02 NEWCASTLE Riverside
03 EDINBURGH Queens Hall
04 SHREWSBURY Walker Theatre
05 SHEFFIELD The Leadmill
07 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
08 COLCHESTER Arts Centre
09 YEOVIL Octagon Theatre
10 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
11 BUXTON Opera House
12 EXETER Phoenix
13 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

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