Black And Proud! Take A Look At Black Composers and Musicians in Classical Music History [Part II]

Francis Johnson Francis “Frank” B. Johnson (1792-1844), a Philadelphia bugler and band leader, was the most popular black composer in the pre-Civil War United States.  He published his first work, “A Collection of New Cotillions” in Philadelphia in 1819.  Johnson’s band soon became the leading musical group for social events and marches in the region. […]

New Study Claims Choral Music Boosts Immune System Of Cancer Patients

It’s amazing how singing in a choir has both spiritual and physical benefits. There is an astounding report that claims singing choral music boosts the immune system of cancer patients. Amazing right? Check out the report below. Singing in a choir for just one hour boosts levels of immune proteins in people affected by cancer, […]

“Campus Classical” Music Contest Set To Hit Nigerian Campuses In May

In the second quarter 2016, lovers of classical music will shift attention to the Nigerian Universities as Classical Showcase Nigeria limited premières the first ever campus classical music contest in Africa.  The maiden edition of this contest, (an annual all Nigerian universities classical music contest), which will begin in May, 2016 will see students from […]

Black And Proud! Take A Look At Black Composers and Musicians in Classical Music History [Part 1]

John Blanke English Royal records document the employment of John Blanke, listed as “the blacke trumpeter” and paid by the day by both Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII.  A pictorially illuminated manuscript of the Tournament of Westminster on New Year’s Day in 1511, commissioned by Henry VIII to celebrate the birth of his son […]