Composers from minority groups are “effectively silenced” because they do not fit into classical music’s “inner club”, a composer has said.
Eleanor Alberga spoke about ‘a hesitancy or even condescension in welcoming black people as part of the classical music family’
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Eleanor Alberga said the classical music world is “not very inclusive and I suspect there are wider issues here, like unconscious racism and class”.
Jamaica-born Alberga said most of her commissions came for projects with a “racial agenda” such as slavery. Full story.
Ian Youngs (BBC News) / October 20, 2016
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