Guildhall School African Caribbean Society started in 2018 by Jazz music student Scarlette Morgan, and re-established in March 2020 by PACE (Performing Arts & Creative Enterprise) student Nikisha Reyes.
The society’s mission is to bring students from the African diaspora together, and to celebrate black excellence. The society also hopes to highlight the need to address the under-representation of Black and marginalised ethnic groups across teaching and senior level staff within the conservatoire.
Classical Music Showcase
Classical music performances from Guildhall’s African Caribbean Society, taken from the ‘Shadows Of A Strong Woman’ project. This element of the project explores with the representation of classical opera singers from the African Diaspora.
Directed and produced by Nikisha Reyes; Music Arranged by Nikisha Reyes; Piano Accompanist – Innes Yellowlees; Audio Mixing Engineer – Gauthier Gareau Photography by Skins Elliot
The Prayer Performers – Nikisha Reyes & Thando Mjandana Composer/lyricists – David W. Foster / Tony Renis / Carole Bayer Sager / Alberto Testa.
The Flower Duet Performers – Nikisha Reyes & Julienne Danielle Mahailet Lyrics – Nikisha Reyes Composer – Leo Delibes I Feel Pretty Performers –
Nikisha Reyes, Thando Mjandana & Julienne Danielle Mahailet English Lyrics – Nikisha Reyes Composer/lyricist – Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein,