This Spring-term we welcome two new Music Leaders to Community Arts North West’s (CAN) Kámoši Roma-heritage Music-making programme 2017-18.
Graham Proctor is our new Principle Music Leader and is working with the Kámoši children to create two very special performances. The first is to celebrate International Romani Day on 7th April 2018 and the second is a performance for Leigh Carnival on 10th June 2018.
Graham is a Percussionist, Composer and Music Director who trained at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). He is also a part of Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO), a unique musically diverse orchestra that nurtures musical collaboration between refugee and other culturally diverse musicians, and RNCM students.
Graham says “I am very excited by the prospects of this amazing opportunity, learning more about Roma-heritage and supporting the children’s musical development”.
We also welcome Sarah Atter who will be bringing additional Music Leader skills and support to Kámoši Juniors. Sarah is a Flautist, Creative Practitioner and Music Teacher, who also trained at RNCM. Sarah has extensive experience of education and music and is also a committed and passionate chamber musician as a member of The Sterling Trio, Da Capo Duo, Argentum Flutes and the Dove Duo.
Graham and Sarah will be working together to support the Kámoši Juniors and we look forward to hearing more about how it goes.
Funded by Youth Music and Children In Need, this programme brings together children from Roma-heritage, other culturally diverse backgrounds and locally-based children, all living in the Wigan Borough of Leigh.