YEAR 3: CYCLE C
Genre: World Musical Traditions
Style: West African Djembe
Composer: Babatunde Olatunji (1927-2003)
He was a pioneering drummer, releasing 17 albums in his lifetime.
He is said to have introduced 'world music' to the western world.
After gaining a scholarship to attend an American University - he encountered much racism. He and his friends challenged this despite the threat of prison for their efforts.
As well as playing in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls already, American violinist Randall Goosby is a passionate advocate for diversity in classical music, a champion for music education, and a performer who looks out for opportunities to inspire people at every turn.
(Thank you Mrs. Chowdhury for the suggestion!)
Soweto Gospel Choir
Genre: African Gospel Music
Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world.
(Thank you Ms. Huxtable for the suggestion!)
Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner)
Genre: Progressive R&B / Jazz
This Grammy Award winning artist, who uses the stage name Thundercat, has worked with legends Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar. This is one of his best songs featuring a very uplifting message about resilience in the video.
Genre: Pop/ R&B
The legendary Beyoncé performing 'Halo' acoustically with some excellent backing vocals! This was performed live at the National University Hospital for sick children in Singapore.
(Thank you for the suggestion Ms. Huxtable!)