Composition in Africa and the Diaspora
THURSDAY 2 AUGUST - CHURCHILL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
"This Building is Going to Fly: Halim El-Dabh and the Electronic
Music Center" by Denise Seachrist (USA)
"J.H. Kwabena Nketia and the African Avant-Garde" by Akin
"The Relationship Between Jazz Improvisation and Composition:
'Round Midnight' by Thelonious Monk" by Nathan Davis (USA)
Vindu Bamgambula (Congo Republic)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (USA)
"The Compositional Style of Robert Mawuena Kwami:
1973-1983" by Robert Kwami (Ghana)
Eric Moe (USA) piano
Roger Zahab (USA) violin, Robert Frankenberry
Darryl Hollister (USA) piano
Dawn Padmore (Liberia) voice, Wallace Cheatham (USA) piano, Damien
Harron (UK) drum
Lucius Weathersby (USA) organ
FRIDAY 3 AUGUST - CHURCHILL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
8-9 am Registration
"The Mega Mergers in the Media and the Creation of a PR Image (Case
Study of the PR Campaign of a Musical Giant in Jazz: James Moody)" by
Ursula Broschke Davis (USA)
"Is Contemporary African Art Music a Re-packaged Re-manifestation of
Colonial Soirees: Musical
Society of Nigeria as a Case Study" by Paul Konye
Lettie Alston (USA)
Wallace Cheatham (USA)
"THREE MUSINGS OF KYEKYE: Ghanaian Gyil Music as a
Basis for African Pianism" by Paul Humphreys (USA)
Multi-media exhibition of Afrocentric Art (with music, dance and poetry)
by Willie Hooker (USA)
Yasser Mokhtar (Egypt) piano
Joyce Adewumi (Nigeria) voice, Darryl Hollister (USA) piano, Damien
Harron (UK) drum.
William Chapman-Nyaho (Ghana) piano.
Gerrit Jordaan (South Africa) organ
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST - CHURCHILL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
"Contemporary African Art Compositions in Nigeria" by Mosun
"African Pianism and a Method in Musical Craftsmanship" by
Joshua Uzoigwe (Nigeria)
(Topic to be Announced) by Samha El-Kholy (Egypt)
- 10 am
"Organ Literature from South Africa Inspired by Its Landscape and
People" by Gerrit Jordaan (South Africa)
"Form in African Music" by Zabana Kongo (Ivory Coast?)
"The Choral Arrangement and Performance Practice of Dr Arthur Kemoli"
by Jean Kidula (Kenya)
"Challenges Facing an African Composer in the Use of Traditional
Instruments" by Solomon Mbabi-Katana (Uganda)
Maxine Franklin (UK/Jamaica) piano
JoAnne Stephenson (USA) voice, Karen Laubengayer (USA) piano
David Keberle (USA) clarinet, Eric Moe (USA) piano
Lettie Alston (USA) piano
Choral Concert directed by Jonathan Paxman (Australia)
MONDAY 6 AUGUST – St PANCRAS PARISH CHURCH, LONDON
Exhibition of Afrocentric Art) by
Willie Hooker (USA)
Gerrit Jordaan (South Africa) plays music by South African Composers
Lucius Weathersby (USA) plays music by African Composers
In those cases where you have informed me or I am otherwise aware of your accommodation requirements please rest assured that I have made or will soon make the requisite bookings. If there are any errors or omissions these can be rectified well in advance when I send you the list of who stays where. The sooner you let me have your accommodation requirements, the sooner I can compile the list.
The accommodation prices quoted in the announcement leaflet are for rooms in Churchill only. I have since been able to secure rooms in New Hall (about 5 minutes walk from Churchill College) and I list below both the Churchill rates and the New Hall rates.
Accommodation with breakfast: 40.85 British pounds per person per night (bathroom and toilet facilities are located in the corridors).
En-suite accommodation with breakfast: 55.85 British pounds per person per night.
Only single rooms are currently available at Churchill; the limited number of twin-bedded rooms have all been assigned.
The prices are for en-suite rooms and include boxed airline type breakfasts (because the kitchens are closed during August and they cannot supply cooked breakfasts; prices have been adjusted accordingly).
Single rooms 53.58 British pounds
Twin-bedded rooms 78.36 British pounds
PLEASE NOTE: (a) Payment for accommodation at Churchill College must be made IN BRITISH POUNDS (either by cash or by a cheque drawn on a British bank) immediately after arrival, and directly to me or someone designated by me. (The Porters at Churchill College are not authorized to receive your payment.) We are unable to accept credit cards or travellers' cheques and you will first need to change your travellers' cheques into cash before we can accept your payment.
(b) Payment for accommodation at the New Hall must be made by cash (in British pounds) or mastercard or visa card. In this case, you must pay directly to the Porters before collecting your key at the Porters Lodge.
Currency Exchange (A rough
guide that will help your financial planning)
(I have used the rate 1 pound = $1.5 in calculating the dollar equivalents. Currently, the dollar is strong against the British pound and is in fact under $1.5. It is unlikely to rise above $1.5 in the next few months and, therefore, it is safe to use $1.5).
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available from the self-service restaurant at Churchill College. The cost is very reasonable. Also, there is a bar and both the bar and the restaurant are located in the same block as the room where we will hold the paper sessions. You can in fact simply walk out of the papers sessions and into the restaurant next door, or downstairs to the bar. Cambridge colleges are well known for their wines and the Churchill bar stocks some quality wines that you can buy by the bottle or by the glass. Everybody is welcome to have their meals in the Churchill restaurant and to use the bar (including those staying in the New Hall).
The final concert of each day will be in St John's Chapel, which is right in the middle of town, and will end by 9.30 pm and thus allow you time after the concert to sample some of the eating and drinking places in town before returning to your lodgings at Churchill or New Hall. The distance from Churchill to the middle of town is about 15 minutes' walk, which is not a big deal since I have done it practically everyday since I arrived here in September. New Hall is a bit closer to the town (about 10 minutes walk).
If you have not yet sent any payments,
I would like to inform you that we
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