Suntou Susso

March 23, 2024 5:30 pm -

Spielman Theatre

Suntou is a multi-instrumentalist: Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in a 700-year old tradition, the Kora - harp-lute with 22 strings - is unique to the Griots of the Mandinka people. Griots have a unique societal role as oral historians, transmitting and preserving a people's culture through the generations in song, music and poetry. 

Suntou's family includes some of the world's most well-respected West African musicians. His  musical abilities are outstanding, perhaps unique for his generation. An in-demand and charismatic performer, he attracted attention as soon as he arrived on the UK music scene.

Registered charity no. 1149781 © Bristol Jazz Festival 2023