Tuesday, June 9, 2020

uDiscoverMusic: Watch The Kanneh-Mason’s Moving Tribute To George Floyd

The Kanneh-Mason family. 
Photo: Decca Classics/Stuart McIntyre

June 9, 2020

By Elizabeth Davis

The Kanneh-Mason family, which includes cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, has become famous the world over for their incredible musical talent.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in the UK, the Kanneh-Mason family have been recording regular Facebook Lives on Sheku’s Facebook page. The videos have included a chamber performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto as well as chamber music and solo performances.
The seventeenth Live from the Kanneh-Mason family however, strikes a different tone. The video opens with a statement from the Kanneh-Mason parents, Dr Kadiatu Kanneh and Stuart Mason.

Dr Kadiatu Kanneh said: “Today we wanted to say something at the start of this Live stream to mark the devastating effects the events in Minneapolis have had on our family. George Floyd’s death, as the result of racist police brutality is not a new or isolated phenomenon. It is the fact that is was filmed, in such unrelenting detail and therefore witnessed by so many globally, that has, we hope, started a renewed call for change.


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