BTWSC in association with
BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress,
and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 100PM Collective
cordially invite you
to a family-friendly 2012 African History Season event
hosted by Cllr James Allie
Remembering Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
(15 Aug 1875 - 1 Sept 1912) - an African British musical genius & pan-Africanist
An audio-visual presentation
on African British history & music*
What: A power point assisted presentation on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, (SC-T) the African British classical music composer and Pan-Africanist, by Kwaku. The presentation will provide a synopsis of SC-T’s life, work, and legacy, and enable the audience to hear bits of his work. This will be followed by a Q & A
When: Friday September 21 2012, 6-8.30pm
Where: Brent Town Hall (Committee Rooms 2/3), Forty Lane, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 9HD
There will be books and cakes on sale.
Audience at Kwaku-led 'Messrs Samuel Coleridge-Taylor & Courtney Pine' presentation at Harrow Civil Centre in 2010
*UK-based music industry and history consultant Kwaku will lead a Powerpoint-assisted presentation on the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (SC-T), one of Britain’s favourite composers of the early 20th century, and introduce some of his works, including ‘Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast’, which at one time vied with ‘Messiah’ and ‘Elijah’ as one of Britain’s most popular choral composition.
SC-T, born of Sierra Leonean/English parentage, was feted internationally. He made three successful tours in the US, where he became the first African to conduct an all European orchestra and was invited to meet President Theodore Roosevelt in the White House. SC-T was proud of his African roots, and tried incorporating African themes within classical music. He was a member of the African Association, which organised the 1900 Pan-African Conference in London, where SC-T met WEB Du Bois, who had an influence on the composer. The dire circumstances of SC-T’s estate partly led to the formation in 1914 of Britain’s Performing Right Society (PRS), which collects royalties for composers and music publishers.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session during which SC-T’s life as an African living in England at the turn of the 20th century, a pan-Africanist, and his relationship with Du Bois, will be explored. The event will be introduced by Cllr James Allie.
When & Where
BTWSC Events/African Histories Revisited
BTWSC is a pan-London voluntary organisation that uses the creative arts to develop potential, raise aspirations, and promote social inclusion. It works with youths, adults and inter-generational audiences. Its core areas of delivery cover music industry, event planning, and African history education and programmes. For more details: email@example.com.
Please note that because of non-attendance, we over-book all free events, so entry and sitting is on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that we photograph and/or film/video our events. NO Filming/Video recording events by attendees without prior permission from organisers.