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AKA Trio is an international musical summit meeting of three world-renowned virtuosos: Antonio Forcione (Italy), Seckou Keita (Senegal) and Adriano Adewale (Brazil).

Coming from three different continents - Europe, Africa and South America - Antonio, Seckou and Adriano grew up in three different landscapes, speaking three different languages, and were formed by three different cultures and musical traditions. All these differences have converged in AKA Trio, and the product is 'JOY', a new album which releases on 24th May 2019.

Italian guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione has been travelling the world for over two decades, releasing twenty albums and collaborating with many major artists along the way, including such names as Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Angélique Kidjo and the Bulgarian Voices, amongst many others. Seckou Keita from Senegal is one of the world's foremost kora players, involved in many international projects including his ground-breaking duo with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, Africa Express with Damon Albarn and his Transparent Water project with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Joanna McGregor and Benjamin Taubkin and has composed music for orchestras and dance theatre.

A wonderfully uplifting and celebratory album created by three great musicians, all virtuosos in their own right.

"delightful shape-shifting melodies..." - Rhythm Passport

"the most epic trio of musical perfection I have ever come across... mesmerised" - Three Week

"On Joy, AKA Trio combine their very different disciplines with outstanding skill. However, there's far more on offer here than technical ability. Joy seems to channel some sort of telepathic craft where the music, artistry, influences and life experience of three virtuoso musicians form a single, perfectly balanced, and fascinating entity. A thing of beauty, a thing of Joy."Neil McFadyen, FOLK RADIO


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  2. Joy - Aka Trio
  3. Kanou - Aka Trio
  4. Baracoa - Aka Trio
  5. Midnight Blooming - Aka Trio
  6. Il Bambino E L'Aquilone - Aka Trio
  7. Saudade - Aka Trio
  8. Empathy - Aka Trio
  9. Uncle Solo - Aka Trio
  10. The Beautiful Game - Aka Trio
  11. Choix De Joie - Aka Trio
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