Orchestrated Neighbours: Urban Music with a Classical Twist

Orchestrated Neighbours is a “mash-up” of various Urban contemporary (hip-hop, R&B, soul, etc) and Classical genres, that will combine artistic and community goals through outreach, creation, and collaboration.

The Orchestrated Neighbours project endeavours to braid artistic and community goals through
outreach, collaboration and partnerships to improve Music Nova Scotia’s representation and service in African Nova Scotian and Indigenous music communities.

Orchestrated Neighbours will see African Nova Scotian and Indigenous youth artists, aged 16-28, compose original music with each other in team settings. The songwriting teams will then collaborate with professional arrangers, performance artists and session musicians to perform and record their songs. Each songwriting team will be lead by young adult music leaders from the African Nova Scotian and Indigenous music communities.

Writing sessions, demos and final recordings will take place in studios in Halifax and across the province. Orchestrated Neighbours will also include ongoing music business training and regular showcase opportunities for participants.

Orchestrated Neighbours is presented by ANSMA,  the L'nuta'ql: Find Your Talk Music Showcase, The Province of Nova Scotia, Leaf Music, Music Nova Scotia, and the National Arts Centre.

To become a participating Orchestrated Neighbours artist/songwriter please fill out the form HERE. Applications close Wednesday, September 12th, at 5pm ADT. Applicants must be between 16-28 years of age and preference will be given to African Nova Scotia and Indigenous artists.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Kayla Borden, African Nova Scotian Outreach and Urban Music Advisory Coordinator at 902-423-6271 Ext 105, or kayla@musicnovascotia.ca.