Orchestrated Neighbours Bela String Quartet
- 1Together We Can03:03
- 2Can't Get Up02:28
- 3Two Ways03:05
Info for Orchestrated Neighbours
Orchestrated Neighbours brings together 16 African Nova Scotian and Indigenous youth artists, aged 16-28 from across Nova Scotia, to compose original music with each other in a team setting. Four songwriting teams collaborated with professional arrangers, performance artists and session musicians to perform and record their songs.
This is the second project from Orchestrated Neighbours, being released through Music Nova Scotia and Leaf Music. This project is a “mash-up” of various Urban contemporary (hip-hop, R&B, soul, etc) and Classical genres, that combines artistic and community goals through outreach, creation, and collaboration.
Propelled by the creativity of African Nova Scotian and Indigenous youth, Orchestrated Neighbours combines Urban contemporary music with the Classical genre.
The Orchestrated Neighbours project braids artistic and community goals through outreach, collaboration and partnerships to improve Music Nova Scotia’s representation of African Nova Scotian and Indigenous music communities.
These artists, aged 16-28, composed original music in team settings. The songwriting teams collaborated with professional arrangers and the Bela String Quartet to and record four new songs.
Todd Googoo, vocals
Jhamelila Smith, vocals
Zamani Millar, vocals
Edwin Hull, vocals
Mitchell Paquette, vocals
Chudi Harris, vocals
Shay Pitts, vocals
Wolf Castle, vocals
Jody Upshaw, vocals
Jericoe States, vocals
Jade Bennett, vocals, guitar
Bela String Quartet
is a collective of musicians based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. We believe in creating exceptional moments for our clients, whether it’s for a wedding or a corporate event. Founded in 2008 by creative director Anna Wedlock, Bela Strings has since performed over 500 events. Recent clients include: Elegant Productions, Simply Weddings, Claudia Habib, Sky's the Limit, University of King's College, Amnesty International, Dalhousie University, 31 Westgate, The Algonquin Resort, Pineapple Eventworks, Port Days, and many many more.
Anna Wedlock (Founder/ Creative Director)
As a violinist, Anna loves connecting with people through music. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Anna studied with renowned violinist Philippe Djokic and went on to found the Bela String Quartet after studying at Dal. She loves offering clients one on one consultations to help design the perfect soundtrack to their event.
Outside of the world of weddings and events, she runs a bustling studio of violin students at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. She also has a busy performance and touring schedule, and is demand as a musician both on stage and in the recording studio. In 2017, Anna was nominated for the Music Nova Scotia Musician of the year award.
She lives in the North end of the city with her dog and partner.
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