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Afro Celt Sound System
  • Dance/ Folk/ World
  • Afro Celt Sound System were formed in 1991 by Grammy-nominated British producer and guitarist, Simon Emmerson (aka Simon Booth).

    Members have included: N'Faly Kouyate, Iarla O Lionaird, James McNally and Emer Mayock, all playing various instruments from around the world.

    Emmerson (as Booth) was a member of 70s post-jazz band Weekend and 80s soul-jazz outfit Working Week.

    The band have recorded for Peter Gabriel's Realworld label since 1995 and have collaborated with a few of its roster.

    As of 2015, the band split with two bands claiming the name, one fronted by Simon Booth, the other one by James McNally and Martin Russell.

Afro Celt Sound System
Afro Celt Sound System

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