Musician Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh from Gambia plays haunting melodies on the Kora, an African harp, in the gallery's atrium.
Get a taste of what to expect here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01flExwJM98
This music performance has been programmed for Manchester Art Gallery by Band on the Wall as part of We Face Forward - the city-wide season of concerts, exhibitions and events celebrating contemporary art and music from West Africa.
It's just one of the special events taking place in the gallery for our first Thursday Lates evening opening until 9pm.
Come and enjoy the gallery at night. Meet up with friends, drop in for food and drinks, browse the galleries and shop at your leisure.
Find out more about Thursday Lates.