23rd April 2021 - 23rd April 2021
19:00 - 21:30
Broadcast the world premiere of Voyages of the Heart, a piece by renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede, inspired by the stories of Southampton’s migrant communities.
Composer: Tunde Jegede
Laverne Williams - the Mother (Opera Mezzo Soprano), Shannon Baker - the Daughter (Soul Singer), Ivan Dillamore - the Father (Reggae Singer), Sal Chitulu - the Son (Mc /poet/Vocalist), Pooja Angra - the Elements (Indian Classical Vocalist), Hayley Mcdowell - the Waters (Irish Gaelic Singer)
Kim Kirby, Cj Edwards, Tia Mcgregor
Liane Marie Cole, Colin Judson, William Gadd, Lucy Urquhart
Helen Gentile - Irish Whistle /Flute, Lewis Wood - Irish Folk Violin, Olivia Jaguers - Harp, Zayn Mohamed - Sitar / Oud, Jonathan Fasholeluke - Piano
Philippa Baldwin - Violin I, Louise Owen - Violin II, Helen Louise - Viola, Kelly Jo Peters - Cello
Mitel Purohit - Tabla, Scratch Gordon - Bass, Luke Garnes- Drums
Join us for this unique event online as we broadcast the world premiere of Voyages of the Heart, a piece by renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede, inspired by the stories of Southampton’s migrant communities.
The Mayflower sailed from England to America in 1620, one of many thousands of ships which have come to or left Southampton. In 2020 and 2021, reflecting its commitment to being a City of Sanctuary, Southampton is the first city to mark a Mayflower anniversary through the lens of migration, with a series of events which remember and reveal the stories of those journeys.
Commissioned by Turner Sims Southampton and its project partner Southampton City Council, and involving migrant community musicians and people from diverse backgrounds, Tunde Jegede describes the piece as ‘about heritage, journeys, migration and the transitory sense of home and identities…[asking] pivotal questions of our perception of culture, memory, race and how we see the world.’
Supported by funding from Arts Council England, Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton, the performance features an extraordinary ensemble of diverse musicians and vocalists, including many who have their roots in Southampton and are based in the city. Be among the very first to hear this powerful, poignant and uplifting new work.
This broadcast will be available to purchase for 10 days after the live performance.