The African Concert Series

The African Concert Series

Colourful STUDIOS

The African Concert Series (ACS) founded by award-winning Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia reflects the depth of African art music, a richly diverse genre that forms a bridge between Western classical music and traditional African music. Hosted by Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp.

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6 episodes

Tunde Jegede

S1 E1 | 29 Jan, 2021 | 48 MIN | MORE

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.

Glen Inanga

S1 E2 | 19 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 | 26 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".

Marouan Benabdallah

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 | 20 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.

Leon Bosch

S1 E6 | 26 Mar, 2021 | 12 MIN | MORE

Leon Bosch has an honoured place among the select group of virtuoso double bass players worldwide.

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