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Suntou Susso Band & DJ Russ Jones at The Magic Garden
June 17 @ 8:00 pm - June 18 @ 2:00 am£5
An incredible 6 piece band of professional musicians based in Bristol, Suntou Susso and his amazing band are a must-see.
The band is fronted by Suntou Susso (Kora, Lead Vocal, Percussion) with Tommy Kirby (Bass), Andy Christie (Guitar), Oli Mason (Drums), Daniel Somer (Keyboard) and Piers Tamplin (Saxophone, Backing Vocals).
Suntou Susso 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.
DJ Russ Jones (The Hackney Globe Trotter)
The Hackney Globetrotter aka DJ Russ Jones is one of the leading lights of the ever growing international ‘global beats’ music scene. He created Future World Funk a project with DJ Cliffy that had CD sales of over 80’000. He has now moved onto his solo project Hackney Globe Trotter. He has produced over 13 compilations, djed in over 40 countries and headlined festivals like Womad, Glastonbury, Bestival, Roslkilde and Love Box. Russ Jones plays a world beat mix up, covering everything from Cumbia to Soukous, gypsy , latin hip hop, reggaeton, dubstep, raverton, afro beats, vintage classics and beyond.