Campfire Club: Comorian, Suntou Susso
July 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Nest Collective invites you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Comorian and Suntou Susso.
Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire.
Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink and the company of others.
For this Campfire Club we are delighted to present co-headliners Comorian and Suntou Susso.
The Comorian duo features singers and instrument-builders, M’madi and Soubi, who utilize homemade double-sided guitars. Comorian’s debut album was recorded 100% live and outdoors on the Comoros Islands by Grammy-winning producer and author, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ustad Saami, Malawi Mouse Boys, Zomba Prison Project). Comoros is one of the smallest nations on earth and Comorian’s album, We Are an Island, But We’re Not Alone was named one of the best of the year by Folk Radio UK and given a 4-star review in The Times and a 5-star review by BBC Music. The album marked the first widely-distributed international release of original songs from Comoros
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.