May 29, 2014

Before they headed home to Kampala, the guys from Sauti ya Africa gave one last impromptu performance by serenading waiting passengers at St Pancras Station today.  Safe trip home guys and come back soon.

May 28, 2014

Tonight was a special one.  Sauti ya Africa sang toinght with Katherine Jenkins in London's Guildhall as the entertainment for the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism.


When we met them, only a few months ago in Kampala, we had no idea that things would move so fast.  Op...

May 22, 2014

We are so excited that Sauti ya Africa are on the way from Kampala to London to spend a week with us.  We have arranged for them to be part of the entertainment for a major inetrnational conference at the Guildhall on May 27th.  The Lord Mayor of the City of London and...

March 14, 2014

OfC is in Mumbai this week.  So are is the London Symphony Orchestra with their Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Harding.  This is the result of their work with a choir of children who are looked after by an NGO called Prenana.  Songbound started this choir in 2011 and...

March 4, 2014

On the pilot project we had to make hard choices about where we could go based on budget and practicalities of the driving route.  One city we felt we really missed first time round was Kamapala in Uganda.  We had heard some stories about amazing singers and musicians...

March 2, 2014

Mitje demonstrates some typically German ingenuity by construcing a boom-mic with a shoelace and a nasty iPhone selfie-extender.

March 2, 2014

Crammed into the back of Peter's car, Wanchiku (Elizabeth's daughter) told us what she thought about the whole Opera for Change thing...

March 1, 2014

Poppy dances with little JJ at the Safaricom Jazz Festival at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi.

December 23, 2012

We were delighted to spend two days with the team from Opera for Change, a group from the United Kingdom that has been travelling from Nairobi to Cape Town on a pilot project with the goal of introducing the world of opera to communities across Africa. This initiative...

December 9, 2012

Sell-out (68 seater) Opera Magic at the No. 1 Ladies' Opera House in Gabarone Botswana.  Mixed feelings as this was to be that last concert held there for the foreseeable future...


Performers included:


Andy Staples

Boyce Batlang

Tshenolo & Andy Batshogile

Gape Motswaledi


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