Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason - House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons (Livestream)

Part of Derby Book Festival
Digital Events , Derby Book Festival
Tuesday 1 June 2021

Part of Derby Book Festival

An evening of words and music with special performances by Aminata and Konya Kanneh-Mason

Tuesday 1 June at 7.30pm – 9pm

Online Livestream

“It’s not just a book about music.  It’s also a book about overcoming racial barriers.  It’s a book about courage.”

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason is a remarkable woman: growing up as a mixed-race child in Britain in the 1970s, she is a former lecturer at Birmingham University and has seven children – all of them phenomenally talented musicians. 

Sheku was the first black musician to win Young Musician of the Year and performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, two of his siblings are former BBC Young Musician finalists and the eldest, Isata, has released her first album and performed at the Proms.  

They don’t come from the rarefied environment of elite music schools, but from a state comprehensive in Nottingham. 

In House of Music, Kadiatu recounts the love and determination of herself and her husband that raised a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race.

This is an online livestream. In-person tickets for this event are also available...

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How To Book & Watch Livestream

- All bookings must be made in advance and we encourage you to book online. Please note that you must book tickets by 6:30pm on Tuesday 1 June (one hour before the livestream start time).

- After booking, you will first be sent a temporary e-ticket to confirm your booking. Then on the day, at one hour before the livestream start time, you will receive a second e-ticket  which contains the link and password to view the livestream online.

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- You do not need a Vimeo account to watch the livestream but you will need to enter the password.

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Prices from: £9 (Livestream)