Suntou Susso

Castle and Marketplace

Suntou Susso (World)

Gentleman’s Walk

1.20pm, 2.30pm and 3.40pm

Suntou Susso is a multi-instrumentalist Kora player, percussionist, singer and composer from The Gambia. Born a Griot in a 700-year old tradition, Suntou was raised by his famous father Mamudou Susso to play the Kora, an African harp-lute with 22 strings. This instrument is unique to the Griots of the Mandinka people. Griots have a unique societal role as oral historians, where they preserve a people’s culture through the generations with song, music and poetry.  

Suntou was born in The Gambia, raised in The Gambia and Senegal, and now lives in the UK. His family includes some of the world’s most well-respected West African musicians. His musical abilities are outstanding, perhaps unique for his generation. An in-demand and charismatic performer, he attracted attention as soon as he arrived on the UK music scene. 

He has performed across the world, at many festivals, venues and arts spaces both solo and with his own live band, and collaborates extensively with a range of established and emerging musicians. His soothing voice layered on Afrofunk and soul compositions is a wonderful experience for audiences. 

In The Gambia, Suntou has a huge fan base and has released successful singles and videos. These continue to receive daily exposure on national TV and radio. He also runs fun and engaging drumming and Kora workshops in schools, colleges and universities to pass this knowledge on to the next generation including Project African Experience for Black History Month.



Norwich Business Improvement (BID) brings you a summer of FREE entertainment on a Sunday afternoon.

Across five stages in Norwich (The Forum, Gentleman’s Walk, Westlegate, London Street and St Gregory’s Green) every week from 30 July – 3 September, you can enjoy a range of entertainment, including street entertainment from Covent Garden Entertainers, jazz, folk, blues, dance and world music.

Find out about the whole programme here.