Today (June 22) is Windrush day in the UK. It commemorates and celebrates those individuals who arrived on HMT Empire Windrush from the Caribbean in 1948 and their descendants.
If you’re interested in discovering the musical legacy of those people who came to the UK for a new life, this short series of videos look good.
The British Library has a considerable number of informative and thoughtful essays on Windrush topics including this one on Calypso and the birth of British black music.
For this post though, I’ve decided to feature five contemporary, British – Caribbean composers who also all happen to be female. Continue reading