Joshua Uzoigwe, a Nigerian Composer-Ethnomusicologist.

Joshua Uzoigwe was born in Umuagu village in Umuahia, Abia State (formerly Imo State), Nigeria on the 1st of July 1946 and began his education at the village primary school in Umuagu. He attributed his first contact with music to his participation in various musical activities in his village. The a…

Story of Hymn: It Is Well With My Soul

“It Is Well With My Soul” is a hymn written by Horatio Gates Spafford, a prominent American lawyer, Presbyterian church elder and hymnist, following the tragic events in his life. The Hymn was first published in Gospel Songs No. 2 by Ira Sankey and Bliss (1876), it is possibly the most influential …

Tunde Jegede, the Kora (African Harp-Lute) Master

Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso and the Artistic Director of the MUSON Centre in Lagos. He was born in London in 1972 his father was the Artist- Emmanuel Taiwo Jegede, an indigene of Ekiti and his mother was Galina Chester, a Painter and Film-maker of …

Who is Royal Wedding Cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason ?

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19 years of age, is a British cellist. He grew up in Nottingham, England and he is the third of the seven children of Stuart Mason, a business manager, and Dr. Kadiatu Kanneh, a former university lecturer, and began playing the cello at the age of six, having briefly played the …

CARisMA, the Duo Classical Guitarists

CARisMA is the union between extraordinary classical guitarists Magdalena Kaltcheva and Carlo Corrieri.  Both Magdalena and Carlo had early introductions to music. Originally born in Sofia in Bulgaria, Magdalena Kaltcheva began her classical studies in Germany and was taught by the country’s most i…