Spirit of Africa

Spirit of Africa

Words Jennifer Henderson. Commissioned by Cheltenham Music Festival. Photo: David Fanshawe, East Africa.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Maureen Brathwaite, Christopher Dowie, BackBeat Percussion, Gavin Carr, Cheltenham Town Hall, July 2012.

Spirit of Africa is inspired by the colours and symbolic meanings of the flags of Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The words and music of the five movements trace a journey through the day, with the colour white for daybreak mist, green for morning freshness, red for midday heat, gold for sunset and black for night; each with its own mood and character, hopes and fears.

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Upcoming EVents

The Jenner Project | community opera and musical celebration | launch event | www.jennerproject.com

May 17, 2022
The Barn, Cattle Country, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

New Music for Surtaal Symphony | Proms in the Park | RSVP Bhangra, Lydbrook Band, Ian Holmes

July 2, 2022
Speech House, Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire