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Bach in Africa

  • Fitters' Workshop 11 Wentworth Avenue Kingston, ACT, 2604 Australia (map)

Concert 19

Bach is thus a terminal point. Nothing comes from him; everything merely leads to him.

Albert Schweitzer made some of his most memorable observations about Bach in the middle of the Africa, once he established his hospital in French Congo. This concert spins a gentle dialogue between Moya Henderson’s jaunty hoodwinks to Africa and Lansana Camara’s direct musical line from Guinea, West Africa.


J.S Bach, Contrapunctus from ‘The Art of Fugue’
L. Camara, traditional West African kora music
Moya Henderson (b. 1943), G’day Africa I (1990), II (1995), III (1995) and IV (2017/18) (WP)


Lansana Camara, kora
Jason Noble, clarinet
James Wannan, viola
Blair Harris, cello
Penny Quartet
Roland Peelman and Edward Neeman, piano


This concert is generously supported by Claudia Hyles.

Earlier Event: May 11
Prelude and Fugue
Later Event: May 11
Goldberg Variations / Variations