Making Waves… Editions’ Review The Newsletter

29th February 2020. Issue No. 2 What a start to the Year!  The days are getting longer yet the early signs of spring are in the air. We’ve had the Oscars, the Bafta’s, controversy around both with Stormzy and Dave kicking up a storm, not to forget Black History Month USA which we have all […]

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Tribute to Composer Florence Price (1887-1953)

As Black History Month USA comes to a close we pay tribute to Florence Price. The first African American female composer to have her work performed by a major orchestra. Against a backdrop of racial tensions in 1933 her first symphony was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Unwrapped concert designed […]

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Borders Literature Nigeria Interviews Editor Joy Sigaud

Describing her as rich and engaging, renowned journalist/writer, podcast host and founder of Borders Literature  Olatoun Gabi-Williams,  interviews Joy Sigaud about her life and work as a publisher and composer. Born in Britain to Jamaican parents, Joy Sigaud is passionate about Nigeria and her time spent there. She talks about how she quite by chance […]

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The Jolly Postman – for all the Frontline Workers

I composed this short piece of music to honour my postman. I’ve seen him every morning for the last 10 years diligently delivering the letters in my street.  All Frontline workers including people  postmen, dustmen and road sweepers of all races and nationalities whom we often overlook make our world a much better place. Listen […]

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Hush! Do Not Weep – Happy Black History Month America

HUSH! Did Rachel Weep for her children? Yes, Who wept for me? Hush, the day has dawned Hush, are these the lost of Africa? Hush! Lost! Never! We are easily identifiable No matter how diluted So hush, Let your heart not weep   How many prophets have we had How many slain? Hush, let your […]

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“Marching With Martin Luther King August 1963” – Reverend John Wates OBE recalls his personal experience

Originated and updated by Joy Sigaud When Reverend John Wates OBE first approached me at a drinks party a while back and said “did you know I was at the Martin Luther King rally in Washington in 1963?” I was so impressed. I had literally never met anyone from England who had actually attended. He […]

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