Thursday 30 May 2024

A celebration of African classical music: The African Concert Series returns to Wigmore Hall

The African Concert Series

Rebeca Omordia's African Concert Series is returning to Wigmore Hall on 20 July 2024 with a day of concerts featuring a wide range of African art music. In the morning, African Flute Music will feature works by Joshua Uzoigwe (Nigeria), Kwabena Nketia (Ghana) and Bongani Ndodana-Breen (South Africa) alongside West African traditional songs, performed by flautists Baba Gallé Kanté and Rowland Sutherland with pianist Rebeca Omordia and percussionists Richard Olatunde Baker and Moussa Dembele. 

In the afternoon, Music from North Africa features a musical kaleidoscope from Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Sudan, including music by Gamal Abdel-Rahim (Egypt), performed by Abdelkader Saadoun on mandola, Rebeca Omordia, and Ubuntu Ensemble. The day ends with An Evening of African Choral Music featuring Lichfield Gospel Choir and the South African Imbube Singers, conducted by Themba Mvula.

Full details from Wigmore Hall's website

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