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Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble

Hae Ke Kae (Where is Home)

Friday 18 November 2022, 8.00pm

RNCM Concert Hall

Abel Selaocoe 1045

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is a rapidly rising star who is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concertos and solo performances. Selaocoe combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and is devoted to composing works and curating programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, broadening the horizons of classical music to reach a more diverse audience.

Abel is both an alumnus and Honorary Associate Artist, and we’re delighted to welcome him back this autumn as part of his debut album tour, Hae Ke Kae (Where is Home).

Programme to include:

Abel Selaocoe:
Ibuyile I’Africa (Africa is Back)
Ka Bohaleng (On the Sharp Side)
Zawose (for Hukwe Zawose)
Lerato (Love)
Ancestral Affirmations

Giovanni Benedetto Platti Cello Sonata No 7 in D major
J S Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite No 3 in C major BWV 1009
J S Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite No 5 in C minor BWV 1011

Abel Selaocoe cello and vocals
Fred Thomas piano
Alan Keary bass
Sidiki Dembélé African percussion

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£9 (Under 26s and Students)

£18 (Full)

Please join us in the RNCM Bar after the concert for more music from our students and guests.

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