Singing Cultures

A new choral singing project bringing life to the hidden history of Nigerian Classical Music

What Can Nigerian Classical Music teach us about multicultural Britain today?

Focusing on the work of Fela Sowande and his influence on other Nigerian composers, the Singing Cultures project is looking for men and women of African and Caribbean descent to form a choir and explore, sing and debate the rich heritage and majesty of Nigerian Art Music. Except for your passion and enthusiasm, no prior knowledge or singing experience is needed. We encourage applications from both experienced & non-experienced choral singers.

Choir Image credit © INTERKULTUR / Bruno Seidl 

The Composers

Fela Sowande

1905 – 1987

Akin Euba

1935 – current

Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

1940 – current

Ayo Bankole Snr

1935 – 1976