Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Olave's Church
8 Hart Street
City of London



Fela SowandeAfrican Suite (arr. for piano quintet by R. Matthew-Walker)
Leon BoschThe South African Double Bass
Nabil BenabdeljalilNocturne no.4
Nabil BenabdeljalilNocturne no.5
Nabil BenabdeljalilNocturne no.6


Njabulo Madlala – baritone
Leon Bosch – double bass
Andre Swanepoel – violin
Louise Lansdown – viola
Rebeca Omordia – piano
Ashok Klouda – cello

Programme Note

The African Concert Series premieres new works by African composers at a lunchtime concert at St Olave's Church, Hart Street, London

Songs of Home - the South African Songbook: Njabulo Madlala, baritone

Nabil Benabdeljalil (Morocco) - Nocturnes no. 4, 5 & 6 *world premiere performance; Rebeca Omordia, piano

The South African Double Bass; Leon Bosch, double bass

Fela Sowande (Nigeria) - African Suite arranged for piano quintet by Robert Matthew-Walker *world premiere performance of this arrangement; featuring Ubuntu Ensemble 

The African Concert Series was launched in London in 2019 featuring monthly concerts of music by African composers. Described by the BBC World Service as “the African Art Music makes a comeback”, the programme of the series reflects the depth and diversity of African art music, the richly diverse genre of music which forms a bridge between Western classical music and African traditional music.

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