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The 2021 African Concert Series announced!

Following the success of the first ever African Concert Series in 2019 and the “Music for Lockdown” series in 2020, Artistic Director, Rebeca Omordia is delighted to announce a stunning new series for 2021. The first part of this will take place in January and February 2021 at the Africa Centre in London SE1, with a follow up series following straight after at The October Gallery in WC1N.

The performances will be live streamed on The African Concert Series social media channels from the concert hall with a socially-distanced audience or no audience at all. Stay tuned as we will post updates regularly.

The 2021 African Concert Series is possible through the generosity of the Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants. The 2021 season will also include an educational programme in London schools.

The Series partners include The Africa Centre London, Fourchiefs Media and
Colourful Radio that will feature interviews with the artists on their radio channel.

For Press enquiries please contact Antony Barlow here artspublicity@hotmail.com

More News!


22 December 2020: Patron Julian Lloyd Webber

World renonwed British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber becomes Patron of The African Series London. Read more here

14 July 2020: REVIEW by Malcolm Kyeyune in the Cross-Eyed Pianist

Through exposure to classical music as African Art Music, more BAME people are more likely to listen to Western classical music, thus creating a more diverse audience.” Read full review here

16 June 2020: BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

Artistic Director, Rebeca Omordia introduces The 2020 African Concert Series with performances by Marouan Benabdallah and Rebeca Omordia. You can catch up here

BBC World News


The 2020 African Concert Series was featured on BBC World News TV. Watch full feature here

Finding Our Roots

Rebeca Omordia writes a guest post on Jessica Duchen’s blog on the mission of the On line edition of The African Concert Series. Read full article here

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I love it -we’ll be back!”

“The whole concept of showing Africa in a different light through this classical perspective, through this prism which we sometimes don’t associate with, is a great idea. I love it – we’ll be back!”

Nnamdi Chukwu, Founder Odika Odi

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“So beautiful”

“So beautiful. You have brought this lovely music to the world! Thank you for your dedication to this music which should be widely known”

Marie Guillo, audience member

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Fantastic quality”

“I’m really appreciating the quality and presentation of the music”

Michelle, audience member

Watch our performances online

Excerpts from our favourite African pieces!

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