Carnival of the AnimalsDecca Classics
Decca Classics will release Carnival, a very special collaboration between Academy Award-winning actor Olivia Colman, children's author Michael Morpurgo and the seven "extraordinarily talented" (Classic FM) Kanneh-Mason siblings – Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu. The brand-new Kanneh-Mason album, their first as a family, will be released on 6th November 2020.
Recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios, the release includes new poems written by War Horse author Morpurgo to accompany French composer Saint-Saëns' beloved musical suite ‘Carnival of the Animals'. The poems are read by the author himself, joined by The Favourite actor Colman, and guest musicians complete the ensemble for the suite.
The Kanneh-Masons - Carnival of the Animals is the 90.9WETA: Wash DC 'Album Of the Week'
Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) albums each week. Hear selections from the album on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music. We're pleased to resume Album of the Week during Black History Month by featuring the wonderfully talented family of musicians: the Kanneh-Masons. They recently released a recording of Carnival ...
The Kanneh-Mason family, a modern musical dynasty performs Saint-Saens, Bob Marley on new recording / 98.7WFMT
98.7WFMT: Chicago, Lisa Flynn writes.....There have been many musical dynasties throughout history – think of the Bach and Strauss families. Today, we have a new dynasty in the making with the extraordinary talents of England's Kanneh-Masons – seven brothers and sisters, all of whom play either violin, piano, or cello. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided the siblings with the opportunity to jo...
A Joyous 'Carnival of the Animals' with All 7 Kanneh-Masons is the 90.1WRTI - Classical Album of the Week
You may know Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the young cellist who performed at the 2018 royal wedding, but did you know his six siblings also play classical music? In this season of family celebrations and traditions. There are so many reasons to love this album, with its delightful music, whimsical poetry and engaging performers. Listening to seven kids in the same family playing great music together with such tec...
Carnival is a charming debut from Britain's most talented musical family / LIMELIGHT
"I told this Saint-Saens fellow straight: I'm the king, right? If you're going to compose this Carnival and you want me to be part of it that's fine, but I get to come on first…" Carnival (The Kanneh-Masons with Michael Morpurgo and Olivia Colman) IS A charming debut from Britain's most talented family of musicians. What is the collective noun for national treasures? Because there's certai...
Kanneh-Mason siblings play the finale from the Saint-Saens's Carnival / theStrad
Decca Classics recently released Carnival of the Animals, a very special collaboration between Academy Award-winning actor Olivia Colman, children's author Michael Morpurgo and the seven "extraordinarily talented" (Classic FM) Kanneh-Mason siblings – Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu. Recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios, the release includes new poems written by ...
The Kanneh-Masons - Carnival is the WFMT: Featured New Release
Carnival is collaboration between Academy Award-winning actor Olivia Colman, children's author Michael Morpurgo, and the seven "extraordinarily talented" (Classic FM) Kanneh-Mason siblings – Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata, and Mariatu. The release includes new poems written by Morpurgo to accompany Saint-Saëns' beloved musical suite Carnival of the Animals. The poems are read by...
The Kanneh-Masons - Carnival makes the Evening Standard: November New Music
November is shaping up to be a fine month for new music - and not just because the biggest pop group on the planet are releasing their latest album. There's plenty more new material worthy of your listening attention. Here, we've picked out 10 albums you need to hear over the next few weeks, ranging from an intriguing covers album to a hugely hyped debut mixtape. The Liste includes; The Kanneh-Ma...
Inside Decca's global vision for classical's new generation / Music Week
Decca Classics label director Dominic Fyfe has spoken to Music Week about the next generation of stars on the label. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been leading the way at the company with two successful solo albums. Sheku and older sister Isata Kanneh-Mason are Music Week's cover stars, as the family gear up for their upcoming Q4 album Carnival. "They have been part of a wider renaissance ...