About the show
Playing tracks by
Skamp, Grand Master Flash and Typsy Gypsy, Xose Manuel Budino, Mabon, Treacherous Orchestra and more.
With the release of the Afro Celt Soundsystem's retrospective double album "Capture", it seemed like a good time to celebrate their music and influences in a mix. This mix features a host of genres from Balkan Gypsy to Rap and artists from Grandmaster Flash to Martyn Bennett and the Afro Celts themselves.
When Simon Emmerson began to piece together the Afro Celt Sound System, he had no idea where that journey would take him. Their success, for me at least, rests not just in their progressive fusion of their music but also in the choice of passionate artists that collaborate and celebrate music under the Afro Celt banner.
With a long and successful history behind them, the release of their latest album, Capture (1995 – 2010), is a welcome arrival.