Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: For His Times and Ours

  Image Courtesy of the Royal College of Music In the article below Hilary Burrage, Executive Chair of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation, a United Kingdom (UK)-based non-profit organisation, describes the composer and how she came to regard and preserve his work and legacy. It has … Read MoreSamuel Coleridge-Taylor: For His Times and Ours

Simon Estes (1938- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Simon Lamont Estes is a prominent and critically acclaimed African American opera singer.  He has made singing appearances before six US presidents, including Barack Obama, numerous other presidents and world leaders, and dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  … Read MoreSimon Estes (1938- )

Kermit Moore (1929-2013)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Over a long distinguished career Kermit Moore has been a cellist of outstanding acclaim, an orchestra conductor, composer, teacher, and mentor. Through these activities in classical music he has been successful in breaking down racial and social barriers. Moore was born … Read MoreKermit Moore (1929-2013)

Olufela Sowande (Fela) Obafunmilayo (1905-1987)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Musician, composer, professor, and conductor Fela Sowande was born May 1905 in Abeokuta, Nigeria.   He was the son of Emmanuel Sowande, who was an Anglican priest and influential in the development of Nigerian sacred music.  Fela Sowande was a musician and … Read MoreOlufela Sowande (Fela) Obafunmilayo (1905-1987)

Black History Month on BlackPast.org, 2013: Blacks in Classical Music:

Click Here For Previously Posted Annual Black History Month Projects on BlackPast.org This page is dedicated to classical music composer Margaret Allison Bonds on the centennial of her birth. The presence and role of persons of African ancestry in what is commonly known as classical … Read MoreBlack History Month on BlackPast.org, 2013: Blacks in Classical Music:

Charles Lucièn Lambert Sr. (1828-1896)

Charles Lucièn Lambert, Sr., also known as Lucièn Lambert, Sr., was an internationally prominent classical musician and composer, and part of the middle generation of acclaimed Lambert musical artists.  Both his father, Charles-Richard Lambert, and his son, Lucièn-Léon Guillaume Lambert, had distinguished careers in classical … Read MoreCharles Lucièn Lambert Sr. (1828-1896)