Prom 18: Abel Selaocoe

Sunday 15 August 2021

With ‘knock-out charm’ to match his virtuoso skill, South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the instrument and having a blast doing it.


Blending traditional playing styles with improvisation, singing and body percussion, his energised performances bring together classical and world music in a unique fusion.

He’ll be joined by Simo Lagnawi on guembri (three-stringed Moroccan lute) and by other members of his own trio, Chesaba, as well as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a concert covering typically broad musical ground.

Abel Selaocoe cello/voice

Simo Lagnawi guembri


Sidiki Dembélé kora + percussion

Alan Keary bass guitar

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Clark Rundell conductor