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Amadou Suso at Sydney Sacred Music Festival x MAV
September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Sydney Sacred Music Festival’s 3rd National Concert, featuring ancient traditions & contemporary Australian music.
From their City to your lounge room.
Amadou Suso is today’s generation’s direct line descendant of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso’s lineage goes directly back to Korea Musa Suso and combines a deep knowledge of Gambian traditional music with a passion for the contemporary possibilities of his own musical journey.
Amadou Suso comes from Gambia in West Africa and is part of a Mandinka tribe that have been playing the Kora for centuries, and is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso’s lineage goes back to Korea Musa Suso, and born to the life of a musician, he lives true to his origins, combining a deep knowledge of Gambian traditional music with a passion for the contemporary possibilities of his own musical journey.
Originally, the Kora was a 7 stringed instrument but over time has evolved into the 22 stringed instrument you see today and is affectionately known as the African Harp. Amadou first started playing the Kora when he was 6 years old and was shorter than the instrument itself. He has since travelled the world and brings to life the depth of Mandinka history and fuses it with contemporary mastery of the African harp. Mesmerizing as a solo performer, Amadou has also brought together the Senegambian Jazz band; a collective of musicians who merge traditional African percussion and song with improvisation.
Sat 5 Sept 2020 | 7.30pm
Free online concert. Donations are welcome.
Grab your ticket to be linked to a premium streaming option on YouTube to watch Amadou’s performance for the Sydney Sacred Music Festival.
Check out the full Sydney Sacred Music Festival program here.
Featured image credit: Amadou Suso. Photo by Hayden Dib.