This new music video, produced by local production company Showmanmedia in conjunction with the CATC Hub, was filmed in Glasgow University’s beautiful cloisters. It showcases HA Orchestra, the first African orchestra in Scotland. Playing instruments from various African traditions in a Scottish context, HA embodies a vibrant example of creative, multimodal translation practice in action. Enjoy!
- Ha Orchestra was started with Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council Culture 2014 Funding for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games cultural programme.
- Whispers and other tunes performed by Ha Orchestra during Festival 2014 were composed by RM Borders PhD researcher Gameli Tordzro.
Tom Oakes – Flute
Lillias Kinsman-Blake -Flute
Surahata Susso and Suntu Susso – Kora
Gameli Tordzro – Composer + Sogo, Apentema Kpanlogo Drums
Samuel Kwamina Takyi – Dondo Drum
Alfred Tamaloe – Axatse
Clare Robertson – Kalimba
Andy Cooke – Engidindi
Omar Afif: Gimbri