Home | Showtime | Celebrities | See Europes’ First Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Orchestra “CHINEKE”
An Older Woman Once Took Advantage Of Me Sexually – Timaya
“Tekno Is Extremely Unprofessional”; Popular Kenyan Blogger Lashes Out!!

See Europes’ First Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Orchestra “CHINEKE”





In most cases where we get to see an Orchestra, it is usually made of white folks, blend of white and black people, or a mix of all races.

Today, we can officially and confidently say that Europe has witnessed it’s first black and minority ethnic (BME) orchestra, “Chineke!“.

Founder of the Orchestra, Chi-chi Nwanoku, 61 years old, is born to an Irish mother and a Nigerian father. Chi-Chi in an interview with Ivan Hewett, spoke about the challenges of bringing together the team from scratch.

Founder of the Orchestra, Chi-chi Nwanoku

According to Chi-chi Nwanoku; It began four years ago with a conversation with Ed Vaizey, who was Minister of Culture in David Cameron’s government. “He said to me, ‘Why is it only you we ever see on stage in orchestral concerts?’ and at first I didn’t know what he meant,” says Nwanoku. “Then I realised he meant musicians of colour. I had never really thought of myself in that way. I spend my whole life surrounded by white people in orchestras, I defined myself by what I did, not the colour of my skin. But of course he’s right. How often do you see a black person in an orchestra? Almost never.”

And so Chineke! (the name comes from a word in Nwanoku’s ancestral Igbo language meaning “wonderful guardian spirit which creates good things”) was born. Only one thing was missing: the players.

Read complete exerts on Telegraph.

[embedded content]

Youth COPRER Reveals How He Make 1Million Naira Monthly & How You Can Also Start This PROFITABLE Business. CLICK HERE for FREE report

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM: Celebrities Visit website


view more articles

About Article Author

See Europes’ First Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Orchestra “CHINEKE”
Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka

Chuka is an experienced certified web developer with an extensive background in computer science and 18+ years in web design &development. His previous experience ranges from redesigning existing website to solving complex technical problems with object-oriented programming. Very experienced with Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and advanced JavaScript. He loves to travel and watch movies.

View More Articles

100 Most Popular News

1 2 3 4 5 Displaying 1 - 100 of 403