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House of Music – book launch – with Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason and her musical family (online)

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason and the Kanneh-Mason children will launch their book, House of Music, live from Nottingham Council House. This will be live streamed – details to follow – including a special mini-concert by the whole family of musicians.

Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was Young Musician of the Year and performed for the royal family. The eldest has released her first album, showcasing the works of Clara Schumann. These siblings don’t come from the rarefied environment of elite music schools, but from a state comprehensive in Nottingham. How did they do it?

In House of Music, their mother, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. What comes out is a beautiful and heartrending memoir of the power of determination, camaraderie and a lot of hard work. The Kanneh-Masons are a remarkable family. But what truly sparkles in this eloquent memoir is the joyous affirmation that children are a gift and we must do all we can to nurture them.

To book for this free event, email events@fiveleaves.co.uk. If you’d like a dedicated signed copy of the book (to be collected from the bookshop or sent to you UK P&P free), send your details to events@fiveleaves.co.uk. Or you can order on our website (for signed but not dedicated copies).

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