Over the past years GOFAD has featured several outstanding artists, among whom are including Willard Wiggins- Jamaican (4/2/21); Kwame Ryan -Canada/Trinidad and Tobago (9/16/21); Meridith Ezinma Ramsay - Guyanese parent (10/14/21) Wilson Harris, Guyanese (3/26/21); Kevin Isaacs -St Kitts/Nevis (9/24/21)
This week GOFAD features Eleanor Alberga, an internationally renowned musical composer. She was born in Kingston, Jamaican , is an alumna of the Jamaica School of Music. In 1970 she won the biennial West Indian Associated Board Scholarship to pursue studies at the Royal School of Music in London England. How this former guitarist for the Jamaican Folk Singers transformed her career from a performer to a composer is a fascinating story of talent, curiosity, disciple and resolve. Listen to the fascinating and inspiring story which Eleanor Alberga provides https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyCgII4uok
However there is more. Hers is part of a series including five British- Caribbean women composers. The others are Hannah Catherine Jones, Hannah Kendall, Dr. Shirley J. Thompson OBE and Errollyn Wallen MBE, See link for a complete list of works, please visit Eleanor Alberga's websiteIdentity & Aesthetic: Five British-Caribbean Composers
We thank Rev Dr Marjorie Lewis for bringing this intriguing utude presentation to our attention. It is a pleasure sharing it especially with those who may not have been aware of the vast reportiore of her work and international acclaim
Edward and Auriol Greene Directors, GOFAD.