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Afro Celt Sound System

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The Afro Celt Sound System are a musical group which attempts to fuse modern dance rhythms (trip-hop, techno, etc) with Celtic and African influences. Formed by Grammy-nominated producer Simon Emmerson, it is somewhat of a world music supergroup, featuring such artists as

  1. N'Faly Kouyate (kora, balaphon, vocals)
  2. Moussa Sissokho (djembe, talking drum)
  3. James McNally (ex-Pogues; Bodhrán, accordion, whistle)
  4. Iarla O'Lionaird (vocals)
  5. Myrdhin (Breton harp)
  6. Martin Russell (keyboards)
  7. Davy Spillane (uilleann pipes)
  8. Ronan Browne (uilleann pipes)

In 2003, Afro Celt Sound System changed their name to the simpler Afro Celts; however, their latest album, POD, was released under the Afro Celt Sound System moniker.

Albums to date:

  1. Volume 1: Sound Magic (1996)
  2. Volume 2: Release (1999)
  3. Volume 3: Further in Time (2001)
  4. Seed (2003)
  5. POD (2004)

Afro Celt Sound System's albums have been produced and released by Peter Gabriel's Realworld Records.

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