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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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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MOTOWN AT 60 – Celebrating 60 years of Motown

By Joy Sigaud The celebrations and commemorations continue as we approach the end of the 60th Anniversary Year of the most successful record label of all time. As Hitsville The Making of Motown, a new film about the iconic organisation has been screening in the US and in the UK, we can’t help but remember […]

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The Jamaican Ambassadors Youth Choir

Once again The Jamaican Ambassadors Youth Choir shone like stars and their performance received rousing ovations at the 2019 Jamaican Independence Day Service under the direction of Joy Sigaud.   The choir members are aged between 4 and 16 years old singing “Don’t Look Back” © written by Joy Sigaud 2019 – A tribute to […]

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Belle The Ballad Opera – A Joy Sigaud Composition

The Ode of the Black Series MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC! Contemporary meets classical – It’s a Jamaican story where reggae fuses seamlessly with techno and neo-classical with solo piano accompaniments.  A composition of several songs and instrumentals about a young woman who comes to England in the 1950s to start a new life and […]

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Music

The Ode of the Black© – Series MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC! “The donation will fund the integration of 3 specialists programme part of our  curriculum ending this school year… ”  What began as a hobby, having studied piano from an early age, the self taught composer’s works depict themes of current and historical interest […]

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