World-renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso whose work is a unique synthesis of classical, jazz and traditional music and embodies the legacy of the idiom, African Classical Music.
The African Concert Series
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp
The African Concert Series (ACS) was launched in 2019 by the award-winning Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia featuring ten monthly concerts. The series reflects the depth and diversity of African art music, a richly diverse genre of music which forms a bridge between Western classical music and traditional African music. This podcast, produced by Colourful Studios, for Season 3 of ACS in 2021, is hosted by our VIP Guest host Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp.
S1 E2 | 26 Feb, 2021 | 94 MIN | MORE
A man of prodigious talents, Glen is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, associate of the Royal Academy of music, acclaimed recording artist and Assistant Professor of Music.
Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
S1 E3 | 19 Feb, 2021 | 71 MIN | MORE
Led by Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, Professor of double-bass at the Royal Academy of Music, Chineke! Foundation's mission is "championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music".
S1 E4 | 19 Mar, 2021 | 14 MIN | MORE
Pianist Marouan Benabdallah is one of the foremost representatives of his native Morocco on the international stage. For years he has been developing repertoire that goes beyond the canonic works of the literature.
Shirley J Thompson
S1 E5 | 05 Mar, 2021 | 14 MIN | MORE
A visionary artist and cultural activist, Shirley J Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years.