HIDING & SEEING Performance Series, Curated by Todd T. Brown: Karamo Susso: Roots of Manding

KARAMO SUSSO: ROOTS OF MANDING
October 21
6:30–7:15 and 7:45–8:30 pm
Wilsey Court, de Young
 
Bringing together the sounds and experience of one of Africa’s greatest young kora players, Karamo Susso, and the skills of a few of the Bay Area’s top musicians, Roots of Manding creates a new blend of Manding music with American funk and jazz. The kora is an instrument more than 700 years old, with a major role in both historical records and creativity in West Africa. Karamo Susso started playing kora as a tiny child and was performing for large crowds before he was even big enough to hold the instrument up by himself. Audiences have been mesmerized and moved by his evocative music, dazzled by the precision of his hands as they flash up the strings, quickened by the passion and culture he articulates in gusts and expansions.  
 
Artist Fellow Todd T. Brown presents a series of performances and panel discussions with Red Poppy Art House resident artists and special guests as part of his fellowship at the de Young. 
Ticket Information

Free. Seating is limited and first come, first served. 

Sponsor

Special thanks to our collaborating partners Red Poppy Art House, the African American Art and Culture Complex, and Intersection for the Arts. This project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund. 

The James Irvine Foundation

For more information on the Artist Fellows and their projects, visit the website and blog.

Contact Information
Andrea Martin