Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham in addition to their importance as a focal of support for refugees, is in effect one of the most exciting promoters of live music in Birmingham. Their events showcase local, national and internationally heralded musicians, originating from around the world.
Celebrating Sanctuary and B:Music have gotten together to launch their lunchtime concert series for 2023 with Gambian kora player, Seikou Susso, on January 26th at 1pm at the Symphony Hall (admission is free)
Seikou Susso is a master kora player from the Gambia. He comes from a long line of Griots (Oral historians) and is very proud to promote his culture through performances and storytelling, performing solo and as part of larger ensembles. Seikou has participated in many festivals, galas and melas. The distinct and unforgettable sound of the kora has had much success playing alongside some of Britain’s finest musicians.
Seikou’s style of world music is adaptable to all occasions and he has performed at events such as the Edinburgh Harp Festival and the fields of Glastonbury. He has also worked with festivals and universities, giving taster sessions, performances and workshops in playing the kora.
Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham & B;Music presents
Lunchtime Concerts at Symphony Hall
Thursday 26th January, 1-2pm
More info here
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