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
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
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
Fantastic news! PRS for Music Foundation has announced a new project for the Nu Civilisation Orchestra, A Journey With The Giants Of Jazz as one of twenty commissions selected for the New Music Biennial 2017! The project will be co-produced by Turner Sims and Tomorrow's Warriors as part of the ongoing artistic association between the two organisations, and will see the creation of a new work for the…Read more And the winner is…Peter Edwards & Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Nu Civilisation Orchestra Play Yazz Ahmed Tomorrow’s Warriors premieres a pioneering new work for an all-female ensemble from the Nu Civilisation Orchestra on 8 March at WOW! Women of the World Festival, The Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall. We caught up with rising star, Yazz Ahmed and composer for this new work, British-Bahrani composer and…Read more Discovering & Celebrating Strong Female Role Models
Last week Tomorrow’s Warriors artistic director, Gary CrosbyOBE was able to publicly share his admiration for his mentor at a special interactive concert during the London Jazz Festival. Today, we are so very proud to celebrate the 100th birthday of the double bass jazz giant and unmatched legend, MrColeridge Goode: ‘Lord Master of the Lower Frequencies’.
Happy Birthday Coleridge! may you celebrate many more glorious years with your family and friends, and keep on inspiring future generations of jazz musicians and lovers of jazz music.
Please join us in celebrating Coleridge’s incredible talent, his influence on the jazz scene and beyond and, most of all, the pure generosity and humanity he shows to those who come after him. Send your appreciation by tweeting #OnceInACentury #ColeridgeGoode100 or commenting on Facebook.
Coleridge Goode, born 29 November 1914, Jamaica, West Indies.
Thanks to Coleridge Goode’s family for photographs and…
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The Nu Civilisation Orchestra is thrilled to be working on an exciting collaboration with the wonderful Clod Ensemble - an organisation described by The Guardian as 'one of those innovative and anarchic companies thrusting its way through traditional boundaries of drama,' and whose 'winning combination of music and experimental physical theatre has made them pioneers of contemporary music theatre' (Total Theatre). We asked…Read more Mingus’ BLACK SAINT gets NCO and Clod Ensemble treatment
On Friday 22 November, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra will be in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre as part of the 2013 London Jazz Festival, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of what is widely regarded as Charles Mingus' finest work and one of the best albums of all time: The Black Saint and…Read more It’s all about sex at NCO’s orgy of great Mingus in London Jazz Festival
A fantastic world premiere of Peter Edwards' new piece, Where Dreams Lead on Saturday in tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The work was commissioned by the Lively Up! Festival as part of their programme to mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr King's 'March For Jobs' (more commonly known as his 'I Have A Dream')…Read more Nu Civilisation Orchestra premieres Peter Edwards’ WHERE DREAMS LEAD at Southbank Centre