Sing Sistah Sing! Black History Month UK Tour
I am so excited to be bringing Sing Sistah Sing! on tour for UK Black History Month 2019.
Having toured the show in Germany in 2017 with the America House for Black History Month I know the positive impact this kind of musical experience brings to audiences. Since the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018, the show has evolved featuring new artists, stories and of course, new music!
We open Black History Month in Scotland, with a Gala Opening Ceremony event at Holyrood featuring the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the 24th of September. The show will then make its London debut at the Landmark Arts Centre on October 11th and continue on to the Streatham Space Project on the 13th. There are free student shows at The Maltings, Berwick Upon Tweed, a special one hour show tailored to young audiences on the 15th of October.
I will be participating in a performance of Will Todd’s Passion Music, a gospel oratorio, on the 18th with the Choir of St Andrew’s and St George’s West conducted by Brigitte Harris in a Black History Month concert titled Light as the Shadows Lengthen.
Sing Sistah Sing! then travels to Glasgow as part of the Royal Conservatoires’ Black History Month Programme on the 25th with a Concert at 1PM followed by an open Opera Master Class and Q&A. Finally Sing Sistah Sing! returns to where it all began on the 27th with an afternoon concert at St Andrew’s and St George’s West in Edinburgh.
All Sing Sistah Sing! events feature rollicking piano virtuosity from Richard Lewis.
In addition to my musical work, the final instalments of my 3 year Tuscaloosa Civil Rights series will air on BBC Radio Scotland as well as a feature on Paul Robeson and his time in Scotland. Air times to follow soon.
It is shaping up to be quite a month of music, exploration of history and connecting to new audiences.
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Let’s celebrate Black History Month together!
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“Sing Sistah Sing! is a voyage of discovery, both of my own personal history and that of African American female trailblazers worldwide. Most importantly it is a vehicle to inspire and bring people together through diverse musical genres and storytelling, crossing barriers of race, language, and nationality.”