- Braimah Kanneh-Masonviolin
- Aminata Kanneh-Masonviolin
- Ayla Sahinviolin
- Timothy Ridoutviola
- Sheku Kanneh-Masoncello
- Mariatu Kanneh-Masoncello
- Toby Hughesdouble bass
- Adam Walkerflute
- Mark Simpsonclarinet
- Isata Kanneh-Masonpiano
- Jeneba Kanneh-Masonpiano
- Konya Kanneh-Masonpiano
- Alasdair Malloyglass harmonica
- Adrian Spillettpercussion
- Sir Michael Morpurgonarrator
- Lemn Sissaynarrator
- EM Williamsactor
- Sian Ní Mhuiríscriptwriter/devisor
- Alice Pursercasting director
- Angie NewmanBritish Sign Language interpreter
About This Event
It’s a BBC Proms carnival and everyone’s invited! Join author Michael Morpourgo, poet Lemn Sissay, the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for this special Family Prom. Explore the sounds and rhythms of the Manchester Caribbean Carnival with brand new music by Daniel Kidane and narration by Sissay, before delving into the world of your imagination with Saint-Saëns’s much-loved suite The Carnival of the Animals. This musical menagerie packed with braying donkeys, energetic kangaroos, a serene swan and an aquarium of glinting fish gets a fresh update in witty new poems by Morpurgo.
Join the carnival and come dressed as your favourite animal; you could choose an animal from The Carnival of the Animals or swim, hop or fly off in another direction. To help you get started, check out our animal mask making activity hosted by Ricky Martin (CBBC’s Art Ninja) and don’t forget to Upload pictures of your creations for the chance to be featured on our Carnival Celebration online showcase!
There will be no interval
This concert is also being performed at 2.30pm
This performance will be British Sign Language-interpreted by Angie Newman. If you require good visibility of the signer, please choose the BSL stall seats online when selecting your tickets, or call the Access Information line on 020 7070 4410* (9.00am–9.00pm daily).
* Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. All calls may be recorded and monitored for training and quality-control purposes.
Broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 29 August with highlights on BBC Two Saturday 4 September
All customers aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. Under 5s, including babes in arms, are welcome to attend. Children aged 2 and over will require their own ticket.
Image: Kanneh-Masons © Jake Turner