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New album due for release in summer 2012
Thrilling voyage round the world … passion, grace and fire.‘
The Times ☆☆☆☆
Multi-award winning guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione is launching his new album Sketches of Africa in summer 2012. This album sees Antonio locking his creative focus onto one place.
Sketches of Africa is inspired by his recent tours through the continent. It showcases his compositions in collaboration with local musicians who, together, evoke a joyous, spiritually beguiling homage to a continent still going through immense change. His first album in 5 years, Sketches of Africa is eagerly awaited.
Collaborating with Antonio on this album, along with his successful quartet artists, are such greats as Seckou Keita (Senegal), Chiwoniso Maraire (Zim), Juldeh Camara (Gambia), Zamo Mbutho (SA).
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Antonio Forcione. Co-produced with the legendary Chris Kimsey.
‘Forcione plays un-stringed parts of the guitar other players can’t hope to reach.’
The Independent ☆☆☆☆☆
‘One of the great acoustic guitarists’
The Guardian ☆☆☆☆☆
‘I was amazed at his musicianship.. If you've not seen him play
before, then get along. He is unique. You'll probably see me there’.