Out of the Shadows

Monday, 27 September 2021

Black History Month at the African Concert Series

the African Concert Series, artistic director Rebeca Omordia
October is Black History Month and the African Concert Series, artistic director Rebeca Omordia, is participating with a pair of events, a concert and a panel discussion. 

On Thursday 14 October 2021 there is a free lunchtime concert at  St.Olave’s Church, Hart St., Tower Hill, London EC3R 7NB with songs, chamber music and piano solos by African composers. 

Baritone Njabulo Madlala will be singing a selection of African art songs, Rebeca Omordia will give the world premiere of Moroccan composer Nabil Benabdeljalil's Nocturnes for piano nos. 4, 5 & 6, the Ubuntu Ensemble will give the premiere of Robert Matthew-Walker's piano quintet arrangement of the African Suite by Nigerian composer Fela Sowande (1905-1987), and double bass player Leon Bosch plays music from his native South Africa.

Then on 19 October, there is a panel discussion at Oxford Brookes University hosted by Professor Marius Turdă featuring Rebeca Omordia and Leon Bosch.

Full details from the African Concert Series website.

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