In association with Music For Change

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family.

Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Also a social activist, lecturer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.

Chineke! Ensemble

The Chineke! Foundation was established in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe.

27 Feb 2019 , 7:30pm
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Dobet Gnahore

Africa has a long history of internationally acclaimed singers - but what sets Dobet aside from all of them is her stage performance with the extra dimension of dance– a jubilant joyfulness that only dance can bring.

14 Apr 2019 , 8:00pm
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Xylouris White

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future.

2 Apr 2019 , 8:00pm
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Sona Jobarteh

19 Mar 2019

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people