Reg Meuross’s belief that folk songs provide a rapid and accessible route into history and its current relevance stood him in good stead when it came to tackling the history of the transatlantic slave trade in story and song. He unearthed both incredible tales and uncomfortable truths – now brought fully to life with this stunning song cycle.
Featuring the sparkling playing of kora master Suntou Susso and concertina wizard Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne alongside narration on the historical background to each song, Stolen From God was previewed during 2022’s Black History Month. Featuring vocals from all three musicians, alongside incredible instrumentation, it has received a tremendous reception at shows across the country.
Programmed in partnership with Burton Folk Club