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Raising and Nurturing Musicians

Cerys handpicks your Sunday playlist. Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason shares stories on what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race from her book.

Cerys handpicks your Sunday playlist ranging from blues to calypso and jazz to Turkish Psych, with records from Aretha Franklin, Aziza Brahim, and new music from Satellites and Aaron Taylor. Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason shares stories from her book House of Music, what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason moved from Sierra Leone to Wales as a young girl, is a former lecturer at Birmingham University and the mother of seven musical children. The third eldest, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, was BBC Young Musician 2016 and performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The siblings have performed at the 2018 BAFTA ceremony, Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Variety Performance and at major concert halls around the world.

Plus travel writer Rob Crossan tells us about The Happiness Map and whisking 6music listeners away to New Orleans. And we say happy 70th birthday to guitarist Phil Manzanera, hearing his voice from the archive, his love of Latin American music and celebrating his riffs.

3 hours

Last on

Sun 31 Jan 2021 10:00

Music Played

  • Smokey Hogg

    I Don't Want You

  • Badder Than Evil

    Hot Wheels (The Chase)

    • Gordon's War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
  • Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion

    Cân John Williams

  • Adam Hurt

    The Wandering Boy

  • Valerie June & Carla Thomas

    Call Me A Fool

  • Aretha Franklin

    Rock Steady

    • Warner.
  • Incredible Bongo Band


    • MR BONGO.
  • John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

    Miss James

    • Universal Music Operations Ltd.
  • Potatohead People & De La Soul

    Baby Got Work (feat. Posdnuos & Kapok)

    • Bastard Jazz.
  • Dr. John

    (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away

  • “Sweet Emma” Barrett & Her Dixieland Boys

    The Bell Gal's Careless Blues

  • Andrey Myagkov

    Моей душе покоя нет (My Soul Has No Peace)

  • Cosmo Sheldrake

    Nightingale Part II

    • Wake Up Calls.
  • Aziza Brahim


  • Clancy Eccles

    Fattie Fattie

  • Jim Reeves

    He'll Have To Go

    • Billboard Top Country Hits: 1960 (Various Artists).
    • Rhino.
  • S. E. Rogie

    Recipe For Truth and Lasting Happiness

  • Wallace House

    On Ilkley Moor Bar t'At

    • English Folk Songs - EP.
  • Treorchy Male Voice Choir & Sam Griffiths

    Calon Lân

    • Welsh Male Voice Choir Tradition.
    • 27.
  • Isata Kanneh-Mason

    C Schumann: 3 Romances Op 11: 1 Andante

  • Braimah Kanneh-Mason & Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sea Murmurs

  • Lucho Bermúdez


    • Serie Inmortales: Los Ritmos Costeños Favoritos del Maestro.
  • Roxy Music


  • Brian Eno

    Needles in the Camel's Eye

  • JAY-Z & Kanye West

    No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)

    • Watch The Throne.
    • Roc-A-Fella.
    • 1.
  • Robert Wyatt

    I'm A Believer

    • Hannibal.
  • Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek

    Nem Kaldi

  • Satellites

    Big Baglama

  • Joni Haastrup


  • Louis Hayes

    Song For My Father (feat. Gregory Porter)

  • Michael Morpurgo

    Carniva Of The Animals: Kangaroos (Narration)

  • Isata Kanneh-Mason & Konya Kannah-Mason

    Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals: VI, Kangaroos

  • Paul Kelly

    Little Decisions

  • Tamil Rogeon


  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    All Along The Watchtower

    • POLYDOR.
  • Fatback Band

    Got To Learn How To Dance

  • Reuben Bell

    Make Love to Funky Music

  • The Funkees

    Dance With Me

  • Elvira Ríos & Jose Morand and His Orchestra


  • STR4TA


  • Aaron Taylor



  • Sun 31 Jan 2021 10:00