The African Concert Series: In Conversation with Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE

Part of the The African Concert 2021-22 Series

Add to my Calendar 03-02-2022 18:30 03-02-2022 20:30 36 The African Concert Series: In Conversation with Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE The African Concert Series: In Conversation with Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE 3 February 2022, doors at 6.00pm, 6.30pm start Venue: The Africa Centre London The pioneering African Concert Series, spearheaded by Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia, now supported by Arts Council England’s National Lottery Grants, has joined Wigmore Hall’s Family of Partners with a day of concerts on February 5 2022 at the famous concert venue. Hall Director John Gilhooly “welcomed Rebeca’s inspiration and initiative.” On 3 February 2022, The African Concert Series will host a panelled discussion featuring distinguished host Kenneth Tharp CBE and African Art Music Pioneers - Rebeca Omordia, Glen Inanga, Leon Bosch and a special appearance by composer Fred Onovwerosuoke, ahead of the special day at Wigmore Hall on February 5. 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 traditional African music. Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE is a key figure in the UK arts and culture scene with close to 40 years professional experience in the sector. He is currently working as a freelance Arts & Culture Consultant. From 2007 to 2016, he was Chief Executive of The Place, the UK’s leading centre for contemporary dance development. From May 2018 to Sept 2020, he was Director of The Africa Centre, in its new home in Southwark. The event will take place with an audience and will be live broadcast on Colourful Radio. The Africa Centre, London DD/MM/YYYY

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The African Concert Series: In Conversation with Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE

3 February 2022, doors at 6.00pm, 6.30pm start

Venue: The Africa Centre London

The pioneering African Concert Series, spearheaded by Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia, now supported by Arts Council England’s National Lottery Grants, has joined Wigmore Hall’s Family of Partners with a day of concerts on February 5 2022 at the famous concert venue. Hall Director John Gilhooly “welcomed Rebeca’s inspiration and initiative.”

On 3 February 2022, The African Concert Series will host a panelled discussion featuring distinguished host Kenneth Tharp CBE and African Art Music Pioneers - Rebeca Omordia, Glen Inanga, Leon Bosch and a special appearance by composer Fred Onovwerosuoke, ahead of the special day at Wigmore Hall on February 5.

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 traditional African music.

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE is a key figure in the UK arts and culture scene with close to 40 years professional experience in the sector. He is currently working as a freelance Arts & Culture Consultant. From 2007 to 2016, he was Chief Executive of The Place, the UK’s leading centre for contemporary dance development. From May 2018 to Sept 2020, he was Director of The Africa Centre, in its new home in Southwark.

The event will take place with an audience and will be live broadcast on Colourful Radio.

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