3 concerts in 24 hours

What a fantastic couple of days I’ve had making music with a huge range of ages and abilities this weekend, working alongside the hugely talented Michael Cretu on double bass. We went to St John’s Primary School in Longsight and spent an hour with a class of 12 children, some with hearing impairments. We shared some African and Gypsy music with them and also created our very own ‘Groovy Song’ with improvised percussion, Kora and Double Bass – a world premiere! Then on to Chorlton Irish Club to open a fundraising night in aid of a Sewing project in Senegal, a night of African music featuring the wonderful Wangari, an energetic and well crafted women’s drumming ensemble and Kajamor Family with their new line up. Then on to Chatterbox Club in Heaton Moor, a drop in Saturday Centre for families with children with Downs Syndrome where we facilitated musical interactions as well as sharing traditional West African songs. Tomorrow morning I’m going to Beaver Road Primary School in Didsbury to tell them about the Kora, my travels to Africa and get them singing some traditional songs with the Kora. Onwards and upwards! It’s so rewarding to share the Kora with everyone. Abaraka!

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