Sounds of the Congo: Singing Workshop

14 October 202310.30 - 11.30amTHIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED


Scarborough Art Gallery

Furaha Mussanzi and Bridget Cousins invite you to join in a celebration of song rooted in traditional Congolese music. Music is one of the most important cultural expressions shared by Congolese people across the world. This uplifting workshop will enable you to learn about and explore this for yourself.

Furaha is a community activist, storyteller and singer/songwriter, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is passionate about her faith, social justice and using creativity to build bridges and promote peace. A singer/songwriter and celtic harpist, Bridget performs regularly contemporary and traditional folk music and has led Natural Voice singing workshops for many years. Bridget is one half of folk duo, The Blow Ins.

This event is part of Congo Week and an opportunity for us to revisit our research on the Congo, a continuation of the From Local to Global project.

This is a bookable event. Refreshments will be available.


There are no steps to the front door of the Art Gallery. Inside there is a Welcome Desk and our friendly staff will be ready to greet you.

The Welcome Desk, cloakroom (for coats and bags), shop, and 3 temporary gallery spaces and Space To Be are on the ground floor. The ground floor is fully accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Toilets and baby changing
We have two toilets both with baby change facilities. The toilets are upstairs and at the moment there is no lift.

Accessible toilet
There is a fully accessible toilet next door at Woodend Gallery, less than 2 minutes away.

Pushchair parking
There is a place to store pushchairs if you’d like to go upstairs.

Assistance animals
We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available on request from the information desk. When visiting, please take responsibility for your assistance animal as it should remain under your care and control throughout your visit.

Well behaved dogs, kept on a lead throughout your visit, are welcome in the Art Gallery.