George Bridgetower
Violinist, George Bridgetower c.1800 via Wikimedia Commons

The plainsightSOUND project

Created by oboist Uchenna Ngwe, plainsightSOUND is a classical music research project, aimed at rediscovering colonial and postcolonial voices in British classical music.

Through explorations of the stories of classical musicians from former British colonial subjects and their descendants - focusing on Africa and the Caribbean - the project will examine their lives as well as the music that they performed and created in Britain before the 1960s.

Contribute to the project

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