Suntou Susso

  • Prices: £15 per half hour / £30 per hour / Workshops and groupwork are negotiable
  • Location: M16 9WD / Mobile Teacher
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Kora, Djembe, Drums, Ngoni, Sabar, Calabash, Talking Drum
  • Ages: 6+
  • Genres Covered: Traditional West African Rhythms Music
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

I am a multi-instrumentalist Kora player, singer songwriter and percussionist from The Gambia. I was born into a griot family, which is a tradition that originates from West Africa and refers to cultural figures that carry knowledge and the regional identity of the communities through song, music and poetry. I fuse traditional foundation with diverse musical influences in order to promote my culture and heritage, creating a unique and innovative sound.

I have collaborated with many different skilled musicians from different cultural backgrounds all, which have added to my experiences as a multi skilled musician.

I am offering a unique opportunity to teach 1 to 1 lessons, group session or lessons in a workshop environment. I have extensive experience of teaching different ages and abilities ranging from nursery to university students.

I am flexible to the students learning needs and understand each student has an individual learning style and desire to achieve different outcomes. If you are interested in West African music and culture or just, wish to try something new then this is for you.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

I have performed at distinguished festivals such as Hay festival, beyond the boarder, Shambala, jazz festivals, African Drum Village in Scotland, Ronnie Scott's and WOMAD. I have appeared on shows including BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and folk show live sessions, ITV This Morning Show.

I acted as one of the main characters in an international Swedish Film Medan Vi Lever in 2016. I composed the songs and worked with the film and music producers to make the film soundtrack.

Contact:

To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Has Been Teaching Music For

5 Years+

Location

M16 9WD / Mobile Teacher

Youngest Student Age Taught

6

DBS Certification

N/A

Public Liability Insurance

N/A

Genres Covered

Traditional West African Rhythms Music

Teacher's Website

youtube.com/channel/UC_XNeqyDtszJt7CdXWvUPWA

Facebook

facebook.com/jalysuntou.susso

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