The Kanneh-Mason family teams up with Olivia Colman and Michael Morpurgo for new album
The Crown's Olivia Colman will read new poems by Michael Morpurgo, while the musicians from the Kanneh-Mason family will perform Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, among other works
Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason and their talented musical family are releasing Carnival, a new album which sees them joining forces with children's author Michael Morpurgo and Oscar-winning actor Olivia Colman.
This is the first album the Kanneh-Mason family has released altogether, although Sheku and Isata have both recorded a handful of albums together, including an album of piano works by Clara Schumann and Elgar's iconic Cello Concerto.
There will also be a raft of other well-known pieces of music on the disc, including Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee and a string arrangement of Eric Whitacre's The Seal Lullaby.
The Kanneh-Masons' own arrangement of Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song' will also appear on the album, in celebration of its 40th anniversary.