Kanneh-Masons perform musical tribute to families targeted by racism

A family of musicians from Nottingham have performed a musical tribute to families and communities targeted by racism.

It comes amidst mass protests in the UK and USA as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, following the death of an unarmed black man in America, George Floyd.

The Kanneh-Mason family live streamed a performance of 'Hallelujah' alongside a moving speech about race and violence.

For us, music is a form of expression, of protest and of hope.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cellist
  • You can watch the full video here: Credit - Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The performance, watched online by over 1 million people, was played by Isata, Mariatu, Braimah, Sheku, Aminata, Jeneba and Konya.

Thousand of anti-racism protestors gathered across the UK this weekend. Credit: PA

This weekend saw thousands of people attend rallies across the UK, protesting against racial injustice and police brutality.

The M6 southbound at Coventry was temporarily closed due to pedestrian protesters blocking the carriageway at Junction 3.

Protestors block M6 at Coventry. Credit: BPM Media