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Discussion => General Discussion Forum => Topic started by: klg14 on January 14, 2020, 06:21:58 PM

Title: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: klg14 on January 14, 2020, 06:21:58 PM
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: the Sheku Kanneh-Mason version of the Elgar Concerto! Legendary British cellist Jacqueline Du Pre made this work a hit in the 1960’s. Now, today’s most popular young cellist has recorded this seminal and beautiful work.
https://www.kusc.org/radio/album-of-the-week/sheku-kanneh-mason-tackles-elgars-famous-cello-concerto/
https://www.amazon.com/Elgar-Sheku-Kanneh-Mason/dp/B07Z74DJ6H/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: TSU/BAMA on January 15, 2020, 05:47:25 AM
 :shrug: What the f--K? Well anyway, bless his heart.
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: Strike79 on January 15, 2020, 10:25:02 AM
???.......is there something wrong with black folks playing the cello?  :shrug:

Please explain.
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: klg14 on January 15, 2020, 10:52:28 AM
???.......is there something wrong with Black folks playing the cello?  :shrug:

Please explain.

Yes. :shrug:

Here's Sheku's sister:

https://www.kusc.org/radio/album-of-the-week/isata-kanneh-mason-200-clara-schumann/
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: Strike79 on January 15, 2020, 01:21:21 PM
klg......if memory serves, I believe the young man who is subject of the lead post^^^performed at Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry, and received worldwide acclaim.

The ENTIRE family is supremely talented - there are, what, around 7 kids or so? - and have been the subject of much press attention in England.

Black folks really have to dig deep and understand what about us Africans in the diaspora excelling in the “classical arts” makes us uncomfortable.

Don’t wanna preach, but we simply have to resist the psychological assaults that attempt to pigeonhole/stereotype us.
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: klg14 on January 15, 2020, 06:19:14 PM
klg......if memory serves, I believe the young man who is subject of the lead post^^^performed at Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry, and received worldwide acclaim.

The ENTIRE family is supremely talented - there are, what, around 7 kids or so? - and have been the subject of much press attention in England.

The entire family is very talented. Here's an article and video clip from the wedding.
https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2018/05/21/613025939/cello-bae-sheku-kanneh-mason-wins-worldwide-fans-after-royal-wedding

I hope he collaborates with other Black classical music artists such as Awadagin Pratt.
http://www.awadagin.com/

 :nod:
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: Strike79 on January 15, 2020, 08:24:13 PM
klg^^^Mrs. Strike and I saw Awadagin Pratt perform in concert with the Nashville Symphony some 20 years or so ago. Don’t remember the details, but there was quite a bit of pre-performances buzz about his unconventional looks with the dreadlocks and all. And I believe he had family in the Nashville area at the time.

I don’t even remember the program he played. But what I DO remember is the ovation he got received from the audience at the end of his program.  When homeboy ripped those keys playing all that classical stuff, Mrs. Strike and I were mesmerized.

I mean you’re talking two proud negroes after we saw the brutha throw down before that overwhelmingly white audience  playing music endemic to European culture.   ;D
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: klg14 on January 15, 2020, 08:51:01 PM
Strike^^^I saw Awadagin Pratt perform with the Atlanta Symphony in 1996. He was fabulous!  ;D
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: Bison 4 Life on January 16, 2020, 07:53:35 AM
Pratt is persona no grata now and rarely performs at major venues any more. Supremely talented but something happened and his career tanked.

The Mson family are very talented but still perform in the UK or Europe. They'll become super stars when they perform here.
Title: Re: Sheku Kanneh-Mason Tackles Elgar’s Famous Cello Concerto
Post by: Strike79 on January 16, 2020, 08:10:17 AM
???^^^uhhh, forgive me boss, but AP is persona non grata to WHOM about WHAT? It would be helpful if you might elaborate about what you’re talking about.

As for your comment about the Mason family, bruh, they are ALREADY “superstars”. Sounds a tad chauvinistic to suggest they can only attain that status until they first perform in the US.

Please explain.