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African Heritage Month: Cape Coast Castle - A Two Movement Musical Composition for Orchestra

February 27
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Room N-451 at 199 Chambers St.

Prof. Joyce Moorman will lead the talk and performance of this composition for orchestra.

About Cape Coast Castle
In the 1700s, the Castle was the headquarters for the Royal African Company, the British trade company that exported approximately 70,000 Africans a year at its height into slavery in the Americas. Africans were led through the “Door of No Return” never to see their homeland again. But now in the 21st century Ghana is welcoming the descendants of those exported back and the “Door of No Return has become the “Door of Return.”
 
About Joyce Moorman
Associate Professor and accomplished pianist Joyce Moorman teaches music classes in the Music and Art Department at BMCC.

Her areas of specialization within the field of music are composition and piano. Her compositions have been performed internationally and she has performed as an accompanist nationally with chamber and choral groups.

Professor Moorman also is a commissioned composer. Her "Tone Poem for Victims of Racism and Hatred" was recorded by Vienna Modern Masters and is available through CDeMusic. In 1997, she was appointed by the Governor of New York to the Advisory Music Panel for the New York State Council on the Arts, which she served on for three years.

 

See the complete list of African Heritage Month events.

 

 

 

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