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NEW HORIZONS

 

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

 

Director: Sunara Begum / Nigeria / 76-96-82 mins / Digital

 

'Music is a Universal Language that Transcends Boundaries'’

 

World-renowned composer, cellist and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede brings a new vision to classical music in Africa. A renaissance man of the African harp with over twenty years experience, his work is a unique synthesis of classical, jazz and traditional music and embodies the legacy of the idiom; African Classical Music. New Horizons is a brand new concert series which gives a taste of Tunde’s operatic, jazz and chamber music with a difference. The series seeks to harness gifted singers and musicians and create a platform for powerful musical expression. New Horizons embraces jazz, classical, opera and African music and features some of the world’s leading international artists.

This is African Classical Music in its poetic, historical and cultural context….

 

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

Sunara Begum, Visual Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Fine Art, Multi-Media, UK, Bangladesh, When Night Falls, HKB FiNN

 

NEW HORIZONS

 

New Horizons is an exciting exploration of jazz and its African origins. Centred around the West African kora it features some of Nigeria’s finest artists from the underground scene including premiere spoken word artist, Dike Chukwumerije, singer/multi percussionist, The Venus Bushfires, Age Beeka, Imoleayo Balogun, Etuk Ubong Quartet and the Art Ensemble of Lagos.

 

AFRICAN MESSIAH

 

African Messiah, a contemporary opera written and composed by Tunde Jegede brings African and baroque music together for the first time. It is the story of the messiah in parallel to the historical trials and tribulations of African people through millennia, told in poetic narrative. Featuring Ranti Ihimoyan, Joseph Oparamunike, Wale Ojo, the Muson Choir and the Samadhi Ensemble, conducted by Sir Emeka Nwokedi.

 

TESTIMONY

 

Testimony is a solo concert by Tunde Jegede that traces the musical journey from Bach and the Baroque to medieval Mali, to his own contemporary compositions. It follows the legacy of two worlds and two distinct classical traditions, that of Bach and the monumental solo cello suites with the Royal Court tradition of the kora, West African harp-lute and Jegede is an artist invariably steeped in both of these worlds. It is a unique collaboration with the Muson Ensemble. Testimony is at once an intimate and personal reflection and also a cultural expression that transcends boundaries. It is a meditative journey that touches on the essence of our being.

 

 

Something out of this World
- Prisca Sam-Duru, Vanguard

 

The tide of musical revolution that happened….MUSON will perhaps never be the same again
- Anote Ajeluorou, The Guardian

 

Soul-stirring music that could rouse slumbering spirits from the nether world
- Vanguard, Nigeria

 

Jegede’s music is a hybrid of European and African classical music
- Sam Olatunji, This Day Live

 

That evening, we’re all nomads, the performance becomes a traditional nomadic gathering. As darkness slowly descends Jegede’s music became a refuge from the approaching sandstorm. Who are these wild men in turbans armed with kora, violin, cello? And then, instructed by the tribal leader, a female singer steps out from the Arabian nights – it’s not her appearance, it’s her voice – cutting through the desert night effortlessly, with her voice, as if to scorn the rude challenge privileging profit over art that was to come later.It is a song of the campfires, the hour of a griot’s magic. The voice intimates the desolation of the spirit in the infinity of the night; of loneliness and melancholy. It is a voice catapulted from the stillness of the oasis by the hungry desert.
- Didi Cheeka, New Telegraph

 

Sunara Begum
info@sunarabegum.com

 

UK
Chand Aftara Studio

Islington

London

 

Nigeria
Chand Aftara Studio
Lagos Island

Lagos

 

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