Black History Matters

As well as composing small works played by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Joy Sigaud is an Editor and Publisher with a wealth of experience in the field. She writes and reviews matters of general interest, including interviews and dialogues. BLACK HISTORY MATTERS and in her role as Editor of Black History Month Magazine she has introduced and generated a broad spectrum

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Windrush Day 2019

Windrush Day is the 22nd June and is now celebrated every year in recognition of the thousands who came from the Caribbean, beginning with the first post war arrivals who docked on the SS Empire Windrush on 22nd June 1948. To read in depth stories of the struggles and joys faced by the first and subsequent generations visit the website

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Frederick Douglass’ Narrative…Book Review

‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave’ is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born  around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America,  the basic rhetoric was the

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Artist Faith Ringgold Brings An American Story to London

Her works are haunting, one has to stop and deliberate over the detail of every piece to understand the depth and breadth of Faith Ringgold’s artworks. A selection of this artist’s pioneering works are currently on show at the Serpentine Gallery in London. After five decades of painting, writing and teaching she continues  to challenge perceptions of the American Dream

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Music

London Rhapsody is a composition by Joy Sigaud, played by the Philharmonia Orchestra. The drums are not incidental. They intertwine, interrupt amongst the cellos, solo flute and oboes with states of grace. Determined, forceful and ultimately triumphant! “London Rhapsody” Who has a story to tell? Everyone The mist has turned to dense fog But who is fearful? Can you fear

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Lifestyle

J. Sigaud’s motto is “If it is relevant to you then it is relevant.” She is foremost a Composer, depicting themes of current and historical interest in musical form. Her style is neo-classical reminiscent of the romantic period and through her music she has opened doors for people of all ages from all walks of life, through the charities she

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