MANY STUDIOS OPEN WEEKEND|
Party time! Over the last two years, MANY Studios has been working with the local council to refurbish a large, unused building in the historic Barras Market. We opened the building in March 2016, introducing 40 new creative workspaces, two galleries, residency resources, event and meeting room facilities, freelance deskspace and two commercial units. It's taken us some time, but we're inviting everyone 'round our place for a belated WELCOME PARTY! Over the 3rd + 4th September we will be hosting music workshops, live performances and film screenings, plus our friends at Chomsky Food will be parked outside supplying you with awesome street food. And, of course, the Barras Market will be running 8am - 4pm outside.
Live Performance: Sura Susso
We're incredibly excited to welcome internationally renowned musician Sura Susso to Glasgow for a drumming workshop and live performance at MANY Studios. This is a rare opportunity for audiences in Glasgow to experience the mesmerising work of Gambian musician and composer Sura Susso.
Sura Susso is a creative, versatile and talented Kora player & Percussionist, who hails from a Traditional Griot family in Gambia West Africa.
He is the son of Mamudou Susso and Fatou Binta Cissokho, well-respected musicians in there own right and the younger brother of Seckou Keita who is also a accomplished and successful Kora player.
Griots are historians, orators who hold family and village records. Praise musicians and singers pass this information down through the generations from father to son. Suras first initiation to the Kora was at the age of four.
The Kora is a 21 stringed traditional instrument, which is able to transfer beautiful twined melodic & rhythmic tones.
At the age of seventeen, Seckou Keita invited his younger brother to join him on tour, sharing his talent as a percussionist. Performing in many countries around the world, this gave Sura the opportunity to shape his skills and experience as a performing artist.
Suras impressive debut album merges original compositions with various musical influences as well as incorporating rearranged traditional songs.
Exhibiting his talent in an assortment of countries, venues and festivals, Sura was invited to perform at an opening ceremony at Manchester City Hospital playing for her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in 2012; he has also partaken in a number of joint ventures, collaborating with a variation of skillful musicians. In 2009 Sura and his Sister Binta Susso, had the privilege of performing at Glastonbury festival with the legendary Baaba Maal.
Suras musical gift, once heard, is not easy to forget. His melodic style resonates deep within, transporting you far away to a harmonic place of sheer delight.
MANY Studios (View)
3 Ross Street, The Barras
Glasgow G1 5AR
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|