That Chineke Orchestra exists should not come as a surprise – music, after all, runs in our very souls and if it has a rhythm, we will sway to it. What is surprising is that it has taken so long to establish one. That said, Chineke Orchestra – the first Black and Ethnic Minority group orchestra in Europe – is here, and it could not be more sublime.
They therefore seek to be a force for good in the classical music industry, levelling the playing field for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) music students, and helping to create a vibrant new generation of professional musicians of all colours.
Of a truth, their work is awe-inspiring, and listening to them in performance will melt you to your core.
There is nothing that we cannot do as Black people and as Nigerians – the potential within us is limitless and the Chineke Foundation is just further proof of that.
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