Launching on 25 January 2022, the series will run monthly with an audience, in line with the Government’s guidelines, at October Gallery, London WC1N and The Africa Centre London SE1. Read Press Release here
Tickets £5 /£10/ FREE to under 18s + 1 accompanying adult via Eventbrite
NONCLASSICAL & The African Concert Series
2 Day Festival:
Tuesday, 3 May 2022 Venue:IKLECKTIK ART CLUB Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Ln, London SE1 7LG
Bex Burch (Gyil), Krar Collective , DJ-sets by Nonclassical artists
The African Concert Series will partner Gabriel Prokofiev’s new independent British record label ‘Nonclassical’ for two events featuring performances and discussions. The aim of this collaboration is to challenge the “Classical Music” concept from a European and African perspective.
Thursday, 12 May 2022, 7.30pm Venue: The Africa Centre, London SE1 0BL African Art Music for Strings from Mali, South Africa & Nigeria | Ubuntu Ensemble Programme | BOOK Tickets
Saturday, 4 June 2022, 11:30AM Venue: The Africa Centre, London SE1 0BL Young People’s African Concert Rebeca Omordia (keyboard/presenter), Julian Rodriguez (violin), Moussa Dembele (kora/balafon). Featuring performances by Piano Maestros students
Music by African composers accompanied by African storytelling
FREE Entry but booking in advance is required due to limited seating.
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 7:00PM Venue: St. Olave’s Church, Hart Stret, London (Tower Hill) EC3R Chamber Music by African-American Composers Featuring chamber works by Grant Still, Florence Price and Spirituals arranged for strings
14 – 19 October 2021
Black History Month
The African Concert Series will take part in a series of events during October 2021 celebrating UK’s Black History Month:
14 October, 1pm: Lunchtime concert at St.Olave’s, Hart St., Tower Hill, London EC3R 7NB, premiering works by African composers for piano solo & chamber ensemble; free entry!
The African Concert Series will work with The Africa Centre on two educational workshops for London schools to be delivered online, featuring kora player Kadialyi Kouyate and two time Grammy -award winner percussionist Lekan Babalola.
The African Concert Series will host the inaugural concert of the 2021 “J.H.Kwabena Nketia Centenary Commemoration” launched by our partner the Intercultural Music Initiative, celebrating the work of one of the greatest West African composers, J.H.Kwabena Nketia, prominent figure of the School of African Art Music.
The concert will be streamed for free on the African Concert Series Facebook/Youtube pages.
29 January – 2 April 2021
The 2021 African Concert Series
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 featuring eight concerts, streamed from the Africa Centre and The October Gallery in London.