A slave violinist is finally honoured

A ceremony yesterday at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall commemorated the life of Joseph Emidy (1775-1835), a slave violinist from West Africa who became leader of the local orchestra. He was also a composer, ‘his sinfonias … evincing not only deep musical research, but also those flights of genius.’

Full report here on BBC Cornwall.


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  • Joseph Antonio Emidy was one of the first composers to come out out of the African Diaspora (The African Presence in Europe, The Americas & The Caribbean) and lived and worked in Cornwall as a composer for most of his life until his death in 1835.
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