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Video Highlights from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
Juwon Ogungbe’s new music-theatre piece tells the story of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba’s romantic liaison that led to the birth of the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopian Emperors, from Menelik 1 to Haile Selassie.
This video was filmed by Nick Lau (for A.L.Media) at the first ever performance of the piece – at Theatre Peckham in October 2019.
The cast of singers includes: Caroline Modiba – Queen of Sheba, Grace Nyandoro – Sofia, Keisha Nurse – Nefertiti, Helen Karikari – Rotem, Anastasios Michalis – Barzilai, Chloe Sami – Sheba’s Messenger, A youth chorus from Theatre Peckham and Juwon Ogungbe – King Solomon.
Accompanied by Waiyin Lee on Piano
The inaugural development and production was supported using public funding by Arts Council England.