Abel Selaocoe & Chesaba with Manchester Collective - Sirocco

Last edited by Sally Doyle on 24 May 2022

Venue, Timing and Cost

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
Monday, 4 July 2022
7.30 - 9.30 pm
£30, £25, £20, £18 and concessions
Abel Selaocoe

An SJE Arts and Oxford Festival of the Arts collaboration

Creative Team
Abel Selaocoe cello, Rakhi Singh violin, Simmy Singh violin, Ruth Gibson viola, Alan Keary electric bass, Sidiki Dembele percussion.

Solliama Lamentatio
Chesaba Improvisation
Lawes Aire in C
Haydn Op. 76 No.1, II. Adagio Sostenuto
Trad. Ibuyile (South Africa)
Trad. Takamba (Mali)


Stravinsky Concertino
Trad. Old Reinlender from Sonndala (Denmark)
Trad. Shaka (Ivory Coast)
Trad. O Fredrik, O Fredrik (Denmark)
Purcell Excerpts from The Fairy Queen
Trad. Ka Bohaleng (South Africa)

Sirocco is pure joy and energy! A great storm of music celebrating the incredible warmth and diversity of traditions from across the globe. In a programme that mixes European classical with Danish Folk and traditional African music, inspirational South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and members of his band Chesaba join forces with Manchester Collective string quartet.

'Abel Selaocoe is billed as a cellist and composer but that doesn’t begin to cover his talents. The South African musician also sings, improvises, dances and directs, seemingly sculpting sound with his hands…’ Rebecca Franks, The Times, April 2022

Further Information

Contact Details: 

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH

Tickets from: https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/sir...


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