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Sierra Leonean female PhD artist to thrill audience

May 17, 2017 By Patrick J. Kamara & Rafieu Williams Jr.

Dr. Joseryl Beckley…Motivates colleague Sierra Leonean artists to attain education at the highest level

The Ryl entertainment and Rozinka School for performing Arts have yesterday informed newsmen at the conference Hall of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs that, Sierra Leonean born Dr. Joseryl Beckley, would perform at the British Council hall on Friday, May 19, 2017.

The Musical Evening sponsored by the German embassy would see Dr. Beckley and her disciple; Pete Dalton Sesay perform opera and other types of music including Lahai`r, balanta, wanger, Puccini and a mix of Sierra Leonean culture.

Dr. Beckley noted that she has the charisma to sing in different international languages in a form of a poem that would be interpreted in English.

“It is going to be a beautiful dramatic peace in a very light voice and romantic tune. The voice is so strong, so vibrant. Any way the show is going to be ‘bombabastic’, and loud. So it’s going to blow the house down,” he said.

Dr. Beckley noted that the two entertainment groups were collaborating to train and manage artists in a very artistic genre, as selected by audition and talent to present recitals, concerts, dance performances, theatrical works, films, documentaries, screenplays, and musicals, among others.

She also called on colleagues Sierra Leonean artists to attain education at the highest level; hence the theoretical aspect of music can yield quality production.

“It is a beautiful evening where I would be standing in front of the piano and render all these songs in a very poetic, calm artistic manner. But I would not be dancing around the stage or moving around too much calling attention. I’m going to suck-in everybody by just standing there and remaining calm and use my face to bring out a lot of expression and draw the attention of the audience and take them on a journey where they would either think about heaven or your beloved ones. Hope to see there,” she assured.

For the side attraction, Dr. Beckley said they would feature Afiwa-(an African Opera by Nicholas George Ballanta) and the Methodist church choir, that would be performing Va-pensiero-( an operatic chorus work), adding  that they would do several operatic arias that evening.

She said the hall would accommodate about 350 spectators and that the tickets would be sold at Le400,000, Le250,000, and Le150,000 per person respectively.

Earlier, Chairperson of the programme, Patrick Cole said Dr. Beckley started her education at Fourah Bay College where she was sponsored by international organization to start her musical career.

He said Dr. Beckley has performed in many areas in the Americas and has won herself accolades in the music industry in the world, as she also attended one of the best music academies in the world-University of Indiana, United States America.

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