Tonight, in the wonderful setting that is The Jam Cafe on Heathcoat street in town, in a quiet backdrop to the manic setting of Light Night in Nottingham, none other than Sura Susso will be playing away on his much loved and beautiful Kora, an instrument much like a Sitar but also very, very different. Here's a link to his myspace page so you can have a sneaky listen before wandering out for tonights festivities and making the Jam Cafe your final destination. I'd advise getting there early to get a seat as tonights event is certainly going to be popular.
Surahata Susso is a young composer, virtuoso Kora (22 string West African harp lute) player & percussionist from The Gambia. From the well-known Susso griot family, a truly natural performer, he sings in his mother tongue Mandinka. Also a talented percussionist, Sura brings a highly distinctive blend of African and Cuban percussion styles, and has been adding this flavour to the Seckou Keita Quintet since 2004. Touring worldwide, performing at festivals and events such as, Glastonbury, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Hay Festival, WOMAD International Music Festival, in the UK, Austrailia and New Zealand.
Do not miss this chance to see him in such an intimate venue.