ABC Fri 29 Jan Afro Celt Sound System
It’s true that if you are at the Glasgow ABC to see Afro Celt Sound System you should expect the audience to be buzzing but sadly not with each other. Why did the guys behind us spend all their time shouting to each other over the amazing and energised music and applauded almost as loudly having not listened to any of it!?
I digress….this was an astonishing Celtic Connection concert…simply doing ‘what it says on the tin’ connecting Celtic and Afro music in an exhilarating mix of instruments, vocals and the underlying sound system pulling each number together. This was simply a cohesive ‘wall of sound’ which had everyone, certainly close to the stage, jumping spontaneously to the infectious beats….those not so close, just enjoying a truly joyous performance. Loved the dhol player Johnny Kalsi but it is unfair to single out a single musician. Every one of the Afro Celt Sound System gave 110%.