Suntou Susso: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Join Suntou and his full band for a special concert to celebrate his debut album live at Metronome.
- When: Thursday 9 June 2022, 7 pm
- Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
- Cost: £12.00 + booking fee/ Student members £5 + booking fee
- Booking deadline: Thursday 9 June 2022, 7.00 pm
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Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Join him with his full band for a very special concert to celebrate his debut album.
Kanèfonyo (Never give up) will be released on 25th March 2022. Suntou composed, arranged and produced the album in Gambia and the UK.
Born a Griot in a 700-year old tradition, the Kora – harp-lute with 22 strings – is unique to the Griots of the Mandinka people. Griots have a unique societal role as oral historians, transmitting and preserving a people’s culture through the generations in song, music and poetry.
Suntou has played the festival circuit including WOMAD, Shambala, Wilderness Festival, Hay Festival, Beyond the Border and more.
Suntou’s family includes some of the world’s most well-respected West African musicians, including Seckou Keita, Solo Cissokho and Sura and Mamudou Susso.
This event is in association with Acoustickle
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The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.
The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to thetram.net to plan your journey.
For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.
Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.