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
‘Do you need cheering up? Have recent world events events been getting you down??? Well what can we say?! It’s been an amazing start to 2017 for us so far, we got such and warm and appreciative response to our opening slot at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last month, playing in front of […]
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 […]