Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. With 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 described as a “colossus of an album” by fRoots. ‘The Source’ is undoubtedly their most ambitious album yet and one that takes their cross-cultural collaboration and acclaimed live performances to another level. Afro Celt Sound System is a live music spectacle featuring a host of outstanding musicians, every bit as energetic and captivating as the album. They have announced a huge tour for November 2017 with special guests label mates and friends The Dhol Foundation who will themselves release a brand new studio album ‘Basant’ later in the year.
“Bigger, better and bolder than ever before” Songlines 2016
Following on from our hugely successful tour at the end of 2016, we are delighted to announce 15 dates in November 2017, including a return to the Barbican in London. We will be joined on the tour by label mates and our friends The Dhol Foundation who will themselves release a brand new studio album […]
Simon Emmerson, James McNally and Martin Russell are pleased to announce that they have been able to set aside their differences and come to an amicable agreement to bring their dispute to an end. Going forward, James, Martin and Simon have agreed that Simon will continue to perform as Afro Celt Sound System and James […]