House of Music

Pages: 304
Subject: Biography
Imprint: Oneworld

House of Music

Raising the Kanneh-Masons

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason

The most talented musical family in the world. For the first time, mother Kadie Kanneh-Mason shares her unique story.
Hardback
9781786078445 (3 Sep 2020)
RRP £18.99

The Book

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?

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.

Additional Information

Subject Biography
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason is a former lecturer at Birmingham University and the mother of seven children. The third eldest, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, was Young Musician of the Year in 2016 and performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The siblings have performed at the 2018 BAFTA Ceremony, Britain's Got Talent and concert halls across the country.