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GRAMMY winner set to perform at Glyndŵr University

March 8 2012

A GRAMMY Award-winning artist is to appear at Glyndŵr University.

Toumani Diabaté, one of Africa’s most renowned and important musicians, will perform alongside Welsh ‘Queen of Harps’ Catrin Finch at the university later this month.

As well as having collaborated with the likes of Damon Albarn and Bjork, the Malian won the Best Traditional World Music Album GRAMMY in 2006.

He plays the kora, a traditional African string instrument, and has a pedigree stretching back through 71 generations of kora musicians.

Catrin Finch was Royal Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales between 2000 and 2004, and has an international reputation having worked with artists including Bryn Terfel and Julian Lloyd-Webber.

She appeared most recently at the university with Colombian harp-based band Cimarron.

Lynda Powell, director of commercial services and campus management at the university said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Catrin Finch back to the university for what is set to be another fascinating collaboration.

“The show will be suitable for audiences young and old and promises to provide a unique musical and cultural experience.”

Toumani Diabaté and Catrin Finch will appear at Glyndŵr University’s William Aston Hall on Friday, March 30 from 7.30pm. Tickets are available on 01978 293293.

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