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Selaocoe Abel © Christina Ebenezer

Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble

»Ancestral Memories«

Thursday 9 November 2023
19:30 – ca. 21:00



Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble

Abel Selaocoe, Violoncello, Gesang

Fred Thomas, Klavier

Alan Keary, E-Bass

Dudù Kouate, Percussion


»Ancestral Memories«

Abel Selaocoe

Qhawe »Hero« (2021)

Ibuyile i'Africa »Africa is back«

Ancestral affirmations

Giovanni Benedetto Platti

1. Satz: Adagio und 4. Satz: Presto (Sonate Nr. 7 D-Dur für Violoncello und Basso continuo)

Abel Selaocoe

Hlokomela »Take care«


Johann Sebastian Bach

4. Satz: Sarabande (Suite Nr. 5 c-moll BWV 1011 für Violoncello solo) (1720 ca.)

Abel Selaocoe


Ka bohaleng »On the sharp side«



Abel Selaocoe

Lerato »Love«


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Ancestral Memories

»Abel Selaocoe is described as a cellist and composer, but that is not enough to describe his talents. The South African musician also sings, improvises, dances and conducts, and seems to shape sound with his hands. But Selaocoe's greatest gift is his irresistible energy, with which he sweeps the audience into the music in an utterly heartfelt way,« wrote the British newspaper »The Times« about the classically trained cellist, who nevertheless draws on musical traditions from all over the world. His debut album »Where Is Home (Hae Ke Kae)«, released about a year ago, caused a sensation internationally, and now we are looking forward to the Konzerthaus debut of this exceptional talent, who has so far been successful mainly in the English-speaking world.

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