Kakatsitsi arrive in the UK and make a start with the Afro-Gaelic Fusion Project
Three members of the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana have arrived from Ghana and have begun work on the project fusing traditional African rhythms and chants with traditional Gaelic melodies and songs performed by leading Gaelic musicians Griogair Labhruidh, Ross Saunders, Ewen Henderson and Lea MacLeod. A few days rehearsals has produced 5 evolving tracks and a performance at the Hope Over Fear demonstration in Glasgow.
Kakatsitsi 2014 Findhorn recordings available online
Building on the success of their appearance with The Orb one the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury 2013, in 2015 Kakatsitsi will be joining forces with Ghanaian producer Nshona. For more information of this project, please click here.
Kakatsitsi are also developing an ‘Afro-Gaelic’ set in partnership with renowned Gaelic piper, singer and academic Griogair Labhruidh and a group of other Gaelic traditional musicians. This set will be developed between February and May 2015 and performed in Scotland between late July and October.
Some sample sounds of how the set is going to sound are emerging…
Kakatsitsi at Glastonbury 2013
In June 2013 The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana played a 1 hour set with electronic dance music veterans The Orb on the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013. BBC Radio 6 and TV presented Lauren Laverne described it as ‘one of the highlights of the festival.’