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Afro Celt Sound System Profile

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Afro Celt Sound System's winning formula combines high energy African rhythms with Celtic influences and Indian percussion – the ultimate festival party band


The summer of 2016 brought with it the long-awaited return of fusion super-band Afro Celt Sound System. The Source, their first album in a decade, was released to huge critical acclaim and went on to win them a Songlines Music Award for Best Group. Though filled with fresh and exciting ideas, the new, invigorated sound of ACSS has not lost the original vision loved by so many, a vision that has attracted two Grammy nominations, several world tours and over one-and-a-half million album sales. The sonic feast of African rhythms, Irish reels, silky kora and balafon, Celtic pipes, diverse vocals and not to mention the thunderous dhol drumming of Johnny Kalsi, is a live spectacle not to be missed.

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