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A Kaleidoscope of Song, presented by local charity The Mudeka Foundation, will showcase the diversity of experience that has evolved from the cultural influences and musical passions of three gifted young women, Emma Nuule, Emily Jupp and Anna Mudeka, as they perform i ndividually and together, accompanied by accomplished pianist and organist David Lane.

The elegant backdrop of the Assembly Rooms, Norwich, will provide the perfect setting for what promises to be an evening of inspirational musical talent.

Emma Nuule, the Crossover Soprano, most recently known for her classical work, has performed in numerous musicals at the Theatre Royal. Her musical journey began aged 10 at the Central School of Performing Arts and her career took off after winning the global talent competition, Serco’s Got Talent, during which she was mentored by David and Carrie Grant from the BBC. Since winning the Search for a Star competition in Birmingham, Emma’s performance diary is always full.

Jamaican born Emily Jupp (Milly J) has succeeded against the odds. Abandoned on a bus as a baby, Emily eventually reached London by way of Bangladesh and gained a degree in musical theatre from London’s top performance arts schools, The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her response to the tragic loss of her brother was to focus her energy and talents on creating Milly J’s Shoes, a Norwich based business which has earned her many awards. Music is still her inspiration, as shown by her performance in BBC’s The Voice competition.

Anna Mudeka’s humble roots in Zimbabwe were no obstacle to her following her dream. Inspired by her grandmother, she trained and performed with iconic musicians such as Thomas Mapfumo and Stella Chiweshe. As a young adult Anna moved to the UK, studied music and gained a teaching qualification from Norwich City College. Anna is well known in East Anglia through her career as a dancer, singer and instrumentalist, coupled with over 15 years’ experience of national and international tours and recording. Anna’s performing and charitable work was recognised internationally when she was awarded The Most Influential Woman in Business and Governmenti n Africa (Arts and Culture section) . Always keen to take on new challenges, Anna is currently concentrating on the mbira and rehearsing her new one woman show.

Music is thus at the core of The Mudeka Foundation, the Norfolk based charity founded by Anna Mudeka in 2011, which supports the education of orphans and disadvantaged children in Zimbabwe through a scheme of private sponsorship and fundraising events, including the Southburgh Festival of World Music.

A Kaleidoscope of Song, an unmissable concert with an exciting programme spanning opera to songs from the West End, traditional ballads and new twists on African songs is for one night only, on Friday 19th October (from 7.30pm) at The Assembly Rooms, Norwich. Please arrive for 7.30pm for an 8pm start. You will be welcomed with a glass of prosecco or elderflower cordial on arrival. The event will finish between 10.15 and 10.30pm.

Tickets (£25, £20 concessions, which includes the booking fee; proceeds go to The Mudeka Foundation, Reg charity 1143733) are available via eventbrite.com/kaleidoscope-of-song

The John Jarrold Trust (reg charity 242029) and Black History Month Norfolk support this event. A Kaleidoscope of Song is part of the Black History Month Norfolk programme this October.

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