Young People’s African Concert

Young People’s African Concert

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 11:30 AM

The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BL

Last year we enjoyed our collaboration with The African Concert Series. We were very fortunate to have their founder, award-winning Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia visiting our Spring Concert 2021, in which we learned a lot about the African culture through its music.

Our students Astrid, Amelie and Charlotte, learned and performed a piano piece written by an African composer. They received a certificate of participation signed by the Patron of the series, world-renowned cellist and educator Julian Lloyd Webber.

As a reward for their hard work, they are invited to perform at the Young People’s African Concert at the African Centre London on Saturday, the 4th of June 2022 at 11:30 AM.

Educational Event organised by The African Concert Series

Most of the African classical pieces are based on African folk tales. This is an opportunity to discover African composers through music and African storytelling, – and to discover the richly diverse culture of the African continent!

African Art Music accompanied by African storytelling with Rebeca Omordia (keyboard), Julian Rodriguez (violin), Moussa Dembele (kora and balafon – West African instruments) and Segun Martins Fajemisin, presenter. Featuring performances by Piano Maestros students.

Free entry but booking in advance is required due to limited seating. Suitable for ages 3 and above.

WE RECOMMEND

If you are interested in learning some African music, we recommend Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora books published by Oxford University Press.

Currently sold on Amazon, they come in five volumes, ranging in difficulty from intermediate to advanced piano level. Here’s a brilliant review of these books by Pianodao.

You can also visit our Student Portal, where we uploaded African music that has not yet been published, provided by The African Concert Series London.