The oldest of the seven performing Kanneh-Mason siblings, Isata Kanneh-Mason has garnered both critical and commercial success. Her career has developed somewhat more slowly than those of some of her younger brothers and sisters, but it grew strongly in the early 2020s with major prizes and the release of two critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums on the Decca label. Isata Kanneh-Mason was born in Britain in 1996 and grew up in Nottingham. Her father, Stuart Mason, is a business executive of Antiguan background; her mother, Kadiatu Kanneh, is a university educator born in Sierra Leone and has chronicled her experiences in the book Raising the Kanneh-Masons. Like most of the other siblings, Isata attended the Royal Academy of Music. She earned an undergraduate degree as an Elton John Scholar, and she performed with her ...
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