FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER - 8:00 PM
WITH SUPPORT FROM SURA SUSSO
One of the great legendary names of West African music, Malian guitarist Habib Koité comes from a noble line of Khassonké griots; traditional troubadours who provide wit, wisdom and musical entertainment at social gatherings and special events. While many griots are strict traditionalists, Koité honours and expands on his heritage, singing in multiple languages and encompassing many Malian melodies and rhythms. Tonight he explores the happiness of roots with music from his latest release, Soô (‘home’ in English) which focuses on life at home in Mali, surrounded by friends and family.
Support tonight comes from the creative, versatile and talented kora player and percussionist, Sura Susso. Hailing from a traditional Griot family in Gambia, West Africa, he is the son of Mamudou Susso and Fatou Binta Cissokho, well-respected musicians in their own right, and the younger brother of accompished kora player Seckou Keita. (who performs at TS with Omar Sosa on 9 November). With music from his debut album Sila Kang, Sura’s exquisite musicianship is not to be missed.