Homage to Home: iBrina and Special Guests

Homage to Home: iBrina and Special Guests
22nd Jan 2022 8.00pm £14.30* Tramway View map World Celtic Connections Concerts & Gigs Book tickets

Scotland based Jamaican singer-songwriter iBrina is no stranger to Celtic Connections. This year she pays Homage to Home and has invited a world-class ensemble of musical friends to join her for a night of dynamism and transcultural expression. Just over a decade ago, iBrina left Jamaica and set out on a journey that would ultimately see Scotland become her new home. In that time, she has performed on countless stages across the UK, Europe and most notably in east Africa where she has a strong following after releasing an EP entirely in Kiswahili. Born in the rural hills of countryside Jamaica; this musical powerhouse will perform her set with an all-Jamaican band, bringing authenticity of the rich cultural tapestry which continues to captivate the world.

Jally Kebba Susso – in West African culture, the kora is the traditional harp of the griot. The griot plays a key part by bringing together the skills of a historian, musician, storyteller, and diplomat to steer the community and its leadership to a better future. You can only be born a griot, inheritance being the only path. UK-based Gambian kora player Jally Kebba Susso plays from a background of 74 generations of musical heritage.

Nathan Somevi- is a Ghanaian born British musician who plays a hybrid guitar which is part bass, part guitar. Somevi, nominated for a Scottish Alternative music award and Resonate’s artist of the week for his EP Can't Be Done worked mostly as a session musician. Opportunities arising from the pandemic has encouraged for Nathan a fulfilling creation of original pieces which any music appreciating audience will find pleasurable.  

Bumi Thomas - contemporary Scottish Nigerian singer-songwriter whose ethereal voice stokes the soul transcendentally. Her acoustic and evocative style is inspired by her multicultural heritage expressed visually and sonically as invocations of non-linear identity. 'I tell stories about movement, migration, displacement, joy and humanity.’ Her latest Ep Broken Silence released June 2020 has been described as "timely and visceral" by the Sunday Times and "strikingly original" by London Jazz News.