Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Nu Civilisation Orchestra gets London residency

Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) has secured a creative home thanks to a new partnership between two of London’s most diverse organisations: leading music education provider and creative producer, Tomorrow’s Warriors and East London’s celebrated arts venue, Rich Mix. The residency will feature a professional live music programme for London audiences by award-winning NCO artists alongside participatory jazz jams…Read more Nu Civilisation Orchestra gets London residency

Celebrating #IWD2017 with songs from Joni Mitchell’s HEJIRA

  Join the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and a star-studded line-up of phenomenal women at the Royal Festival Hall, London to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 when we'll be playing songs from the great Joni Mitchell’s modern day classic: HEJIRA. Blending folk, jazz and pop influences, Hejira uses the Prophet Muhammad’s Hijra as a jumping-off point to tell stories of personal journeys, figuratively and literally. We've…Read more Celebrating #IWD2017 with songs from Joni Mitchell’s HEJIRA

The Jazz Ticket: Nu Civilisation Orchestra marks 100 years of the birth of six Giants of Jazz

Nu Civilisation Orchestra tours 'The Jazz Ticket' across the UK celebrating 100 years of the birth of six Giants of Jazz

Review: Body And Soul 05.12.16

Here's a great review from journalist and broadcaster, Kevin Le Gendre for the NCO Ensemble's sold out world premiere of maestro Peter Edwards' new score for Body And Soul at the National Film Theatre, London on 5 December. Sound and image are in symbiosis. Mood on screen and atmosphere in the auditorium are expertly matched. The essence of…Read more Review: Body And Soul 05.12.16

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson | ‘Body And Soul’ gets new live score

Exciting news...our musical director, Peter Edwards has been commissioned by BFI Southbank to create a new original score for the 1925 'race film', Body And Soul - a seminal film in the history of Black cinema in which the great African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson made his motion picture debut. This is the second film for which Peter has…Read more Paul Robeson | ‘Body And Soul’ gets new live score

The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall Project: Playlist

Our musical director, Peter Edwards has prepared a playlist for those of you planning to come to the show  on 14 November. Some fantastic pieces in there! Can't wait for the gig. Have a listen, tell us what you think, and ENJOY! https://open.spotify.com/user/peterbedwards/playlist/6zr7GI7DLPfeyDMkkihemm

The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall Project + LIVE soundtrack with Peter Edwards + NCO

We are thrilled to be performing the live soundtrack to  John Akomfrah's acclaimed 2013 film, The Stuart Hall Project as our offering in this year's EFG London Jazz Festival. It's a brilliant film and we're looking forward to having Peter Edwards lead us in quintet format for this special show at Rich Mix, Shoreditch on Monday 14 November at 7.30pm. One of the UK’s…Read more The Stuart Hall Project + LIVE soundtrack with Peter Edwards + NCO