House of Music: Conversation and Concert


Join us for a special event that blends the remarkable story of Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason with musical performances by two of her classically trained children.


House of Music is a moving and inspirational account of determination, music and love. It is a story about race, immigration and education.


The author reveals what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. She looks back to 1963 when her mother, the 19-year-old daughter of a Welsh family, defied everyone and sailed off to join her fiancé and his family in Sierra Leone. Kadiatu talks to the broadcaster and writer Francine Stock and will then be joined on stage by Aminata (violin) and Konya (piano) who will perform the following:


Aminata: Bach – Presto from Sonata no. 1


Konya – Schubert: Impromptu Opus 90, no. 4


Aminata and Konya – Mozart violin sonata no. 1, K301, 1st movement


You can buy the paperback from Hay Festival's online shop here.