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Europe’s First Black & Minority Ethnic Orchestra Disrupting The White-Dominated Classical Music Scene

If you are familiar with the classical music world, you know will know that many of the major orchestras and composers are predominantly white. It is an industry where minorities are exactly that, but one particular group of musicians is disrupting this arena to give visibility to underrepresented people.

Collectively they are called Chineke! and they are Europe’s first black and minority orchestra. They made their debut in September 2015 at London’s Royal Festival Hall, according to a profile on the by Ivan Hewitt. The classical music critic reports that the performance was made all the more significant because they played a piece by a black composer named Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Read the full article from Girl Talk HQ here.