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      September 16, 2017

      Saturday   6:00 PM

      1365 W Grant Rd
      Tucson, Arizona 85745

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      Tunde Jegede

      Tunde Jegede is the artistic director of the MUSON Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, one of West Africa’s only music conservatories that specializes in classical music. As a composer and musician who has been steeped in the traditions of European and African Classical music for the last 30 years, his music has been performed all over the world in concert halls such as, Carnegie Hall (New York), the Royal Albert Hall (London) and the Basilique (Paris) by international orchestras and artists including; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Brodsky Quartet, Smith Quartet and the Pan African Orchestra.
      He is also a world-renowned producer, songwriter, cellist and kora virtuoso, who brings a new vision to contemporary African and Western classical music. A renaissance man of the harp-lute, his work is a unique synthesis of classical, jazz and traditional music and embodies the legacy of the idiom; African Classical Music.
      Tunde’s work has changed the face of classical and contemporary music in Europe and Africa. He is one of the only composers in the world to be steeped in both Western and African Music who is rooted in two cultural musical legacies. Tunde Jegede studied both Western classical music and the Griot Tradition of West Africa from a very early age, attending the Purcell School of Music in London and learning from a Master of the Kora in the Gambia, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh.
      This unique cultural inheritance has since informed his work, creating links between European classical music and that of Africa. He has released five solo albums to critical acclaim including his seminal debut, Lamentation, Still Moment and Malian Royal Court Music. With his new solo albums, Heritage and Testimony he has created a set of mirrors between the old and new world, between compositions for solo cello and kora.
      Advance tickets are $69, $75 at the door, and $100 for VIP. Tickets are available at www.diasporashowcase.com. For more information call 520-777-3455 or email: diasporashowcase@juno.com or visit us at www.diasporashowcase.com

      Cost: Payment required - Advance tickets are $69, $75 at the door, and $100 for VIP

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