Suntou Susso


Sat 3rd 22:30 - 23:30

The Barn

Suntou Susso’s music brings nothing but good vibes as it combines the rich, traditional sound of his West-African Mandinka culture with Afro jazz and soul.

2022 saw the release of Suntou’s debut album, KANÉFONYO (Never Give Up), entirely self-written, composed, and arranged.

Expect an intimate, energetic and life-affirming show as Suntou and his band take you on multiple journeys: to the sunshine of Africa; his culture; and through the album’s messages of love, peace, equality and persistence in the face of adversity.

Celebrated across Africa and Europe, Suntou is a multi-instrumentalist: kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. The kora is a 22 string harp-lute, a rare and enchanting instrument. Born into the 700-year-old Griot tradition, Suntou performs his role as a historian, storyteller, and unifier of people through song, everywhere he goes and every time he gets on stage.

‘It’s an album that needed to be made *****’ - Tim Tyson Short, 360 Degree Radio Show