Podcast

The Afrocentric Creatives Series

Introduction

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is a new music theatre piece that I created which was performed at Theatre Peckham in London on 26 October 2019 during Black History Month UK.

Below is a series of conversations between myself as composer and scriptwriter Juwon Ogungbe and the cast of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba including singers Helen Karikari, Chloe Sami, Tasos Michalis, Keisha Nurse, Caroline Modiba and Grace Nyandoro; and some of the students who took part in the performance at Theatre Peckham – Isha Phillip, Noellie, Zahira Bloch and Kaliyah Phillip.

These interviews were first posted on the Afrocentric Creatives website.

Conversation with singers Tasos Michalis and Chloe Sami about their work and the significance of Ogungbe’s new work King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Conversation with Keisha Nurse and Grace Nyandoro about their performance in the new music theatre piece King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Singer Caroline Modiba and composer Juwon Ogungbe discuss the state of contemporary opera and the new music theatre piece King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Singer Helen Karkari interviews composer/scriptwriter Juwon Ogungbe about his new music-theatre piece King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Conversation with Isha Phillip, Noellie, Zahira Bloch and Kaliyah Phillip - some of the students who are performing in his new music theatre piece King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba at Theatre Peckham