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African Classical Music Inspiring New Ideas for Interethnic Relations

HARMONIES FROM CLASSICAL MELODIES
Journey Through African Classical Music

Transculturalvisions is proud to present Phase 2 of our Singing Cultures Journey, Harmonies from Classical Melodies, inspired by the rich heritage of African classical music, featuring the Singing Cultures Choir accompanied by dynamic pianist Kevin Satizabal, acclaimed soprano Victoria Oruwari, and renowned flautist Rowland Sutherland.

There are two London dates for Harmonies from Classical Melodies.

Saturday 3rd March 2018, 6.45pm, St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2HR http://www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk/find.htm;

and Sunday 18th March 2018, 6.45pm, Carmelite Church, 41 Kensington Church St, W8 4BB https://carmelitechurch.org/contact/.

Tickets £10.00 adults; £5.00 children http://transculturalvisions.eventbrite.com

Established in 2014, Transculturalvisions delivers creative projects inspired by the cultural experiences and heritage of Britain’s diverse communities.

Inspired by the music of African composers Harmonies from Classical Melodies will feature the Singing Cultures Choir performing notable works from the canon, African folksongs and new works created by the choristers, led by British-Nigerian soprano and choral conductor, Victoria Oruwari. There will be a narrative performance capturing the journey of the choir. The programme also features celebrated flautist Rowland Sutherland performing solo flute pieces by contemporary African composers Justinian Tamusuza (Tanzania) and Bongani Ndodana-Breen (South Africa).

Bilkis Malek, founding Director of Transculturalvisions says, “Harmonies from Classical Melodies is the culmination of the second chapter of the Singing Cultures journey. Last time choristers were inspired by African Classical Music to feel ‘anything is possible’. This time they have delved deeper into the challenges for building that ‘better world’ imagined by African composers. The result is thought provoking melodies honest about the challenges for ‘humankind’ but which also leave you with a real sense of ‘hope’. Not to be missed.”