Early this year, Castle of our Skins collaborated with Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) on a program celebrating legendary Black liberators. Part of our collaboration involved heavy research into the world of operas composed by Black people around the world. This research exposed me to a world of African opera of which I had not previously known, and it was wonderful to share these works with BLO and my musical network. This post, however, is NOT about these operas! That post will happen later this season! This post is about another resource that I recently found which highlights music by African composers!
Be sure to check out their website: https://www.africancomposers.com
Like their social media: https://www.facebook.com/AfricanComposers
... and spread the word!
Next BIBA: Sunday, September 23, 2018. Topic: Interview with composer Samuel Beebe!