Afro Celt Sound System - Deep Channel

Afro Celt Sound System (sometimes just called the AfroCelts) uses modern dance rhythms (trip-hop, techno, etc.) with traditional Irish (Celtic) and West African music. Producer-guitarist Simon Emmerson
put together the group after playing Afro-pop star Baaba Maal in 1991. While making an album with Maal in Senegal, Emmerson was struck by the similarity between one African melody and a traditional Irish air.

Emmerson put together a group of accomplished world music musicians and released their first album on Peter Gabriel's Real World Records label. They are reportedly the best selling artist on the label.

To date, they have released five albums and have gained a large worldwide fan base and several artists have recorded with the group; Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Pete Lockett, Sinéad O'Connor and Heather Nova to name a few.

Deep Channel is off their fourth release, 2003's Seed. If you haven't heard them before, I would highly recommend giving them a listen. The music is lush and you can listen to a track several times and each time hear a new instrument or melody hidden in there.


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