Thurs 29th Oct at the St. George's Cathedral, with Cantanti Camerati singing their repertoire of madrigals, partsongs and individuals and ensembles on musical instruments, as well as students of the Wells Cathedral School in the UK performing on their instruments.
Fri 30th Oct at British Council with Cantanti Camerati and the combined choir from the various churches together with Ballanta Music Makers, in a different programme from the above, and musicians on their instruments.
Both start at 7 pm.Admission is free but a collection will be taken. Proceeds go towards the Ballanta Academy of Music
6.00 pm Inaugural N.G.J.Ballanta Memorial Lecture by Dr. Dyke Kiel, U.S.A. with musical illustrations from the Ballanta Music Makers
7.30 pm Reception. (The Ballanta Jazz band will perform during the reception).
Launching of the book, ‘Music, Masks and Maestros’ and DVD of the same name by Dr. Marc De-Bruycker, European Commission Delegation
9.30 a.m. Milo Jazz – performance in foyer
10.00 a.m. Kingharman School Gumbe group
10.30 a.m. Seminar – Ballanta the man – panelists Prof. Eldred Jones, Dr. Cecil Blake, Mr. JD Okrafo-Smart, Mrs. Lulu Wright and Mr.Wordsworth Filo-Jones
‘My musical mould: can it shape the future?’ Paper by Dr. Cecil Blake
12.30 pm – LUNCH during which will be performances by G7 a Gospel group
2.00 pm JT Jazzz– John Teye School from Ghana
2.30 pm Jazz performance by Native Vibe
3.30 pm Fodeba Keita – from Guinea
4.00 pm Jazz performance by Jazz Tone ‘Allstars’ - Ghana
5.00 pm. Milton Margai School for the Blind Choir
5.30 pm Closing ceremony – Vote of thanks. Distribution of certificates of participation –
H.E. M. Ezzat, Ambassador of Egypt
2.00 pm Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe
2.30 pm Slash ‘G’ and ‘Anit’ – pop musicians
3.00 pm Biana Players cultural dance group
3.30 pm Prince of Wales Band
4.00 pm St. Edward’s Band
4.30 pm Sabanoh Cultural Dancers
5.00 pm Oduduwa Cultural Heritage -Nigerian group
Room no. 2 (small)
11.00 a.m. Video shows on Sierra Leonean music – King Masco
2.00 p.m. Vocal workshop by Joseryl Beckley
8.00 pm Jazz Jamboree at Lagoonda, 8 pm.
JT Jazzz, African Vibe and Afritone ‘Allstars’ Admission Le20,000, Patrons Le50,000 Tickets from the Lagoonda.
27 Liverpool Street Freetown Sierra Leone West Africa Tel: +232 22 227743