Patriotic song makes people ‘feel uncomfortable’, Sheku Kanneh-Mason tells Desert Island Discs

A British cellist who played at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has said Rule, Britannia! “makes people feel uncomfortable” and should not be sung at the Last Night of the Proms.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who became the first black person to win the BBC Young Musician award in 2016, performed as a soloist at the final concert of the annual two-month orchestral event last year – but said he did not stay to hear Rule, Britannia! being sung at the end of the night.

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