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You are the Mirror

You are warmly invited to attend the world premiere of my new piece, You are the Mirror, commissioned by Christopher Stokes for the choristers of Manchester Cathedral. This is a setting of extracts from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet and is set for Kora and choristers with a soliloquy for double bass solo written and performed by … Continue reading

Happy New Year

2014 was a blur of activity, leaving my job at the RNCM in March after 19 years and finally becoming a fully freelance Kora player and singer. There was a lot to reflect on at the end the year including over 50 concerts in diverse settings from concert halls to old people’s residential homes and special needs schools, … Continue reading

Solo gigs

Playing two solo gigs tomorrow (Friday 5 September) and Saturday, one a participatory concert for young adults with special educational needs at Stockdales Centre in Sale and the other a baby naming ceremony for little Amara Lily Martindale-Brokate at Salem Fields, Hebden. This is why I am so passionate about the art of the kora … Continue reading

2013

4 weddings, an International Festival debut with Delphic, a BBC broadcast, 2 studio recordings, a performance at the British Museum in London, a tour of New York (nice feedback letter MTH NYU CCC Concert on 12-17-13), loads of gigs in special educational needs settings, mainstream schools, hospitals, community settings and, of course, concert halls, a … Continue reading

New York Tour!

Click here for my Tour poster – Koraqueen NYC I’m very excited about taking my Kora to New York to share music at Jeff and Erica’s wedding then with people in various healthcare settings, working with some fantastic people and organisations including Institute of Music and Neurological Function, Musicians on Call, Music that Heals, Alzheimer Poetry … Continue reading