Wednesday, October 27, 2010 In Birthplace of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, 'New Croydon festival asks Are We Here?'

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor] features a biography of the Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born on August 15, 1875 in Croydon, a suburb of London, England. A new festival in Croydon celebrates music and the arts there:

This November, South London will host Are We Here?, a new festival that 'celebrates music, film and theatre and how, as art forms, they relate to the places in which they were created.' In this case, the festival specifically relates to Croydon, a renowned hotbed of musical talent over the years.

“Are We Here? will explore how 'Croydon’s national perception as a “concrete jungle” has been the catalyst and inspiration for truly paradigm changing art', from Conan Doyle and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s associations with the area, to the talent produced by the BRIT school and most recently, it’s role as the home of the Big Apple record store and the birthplace of dubstep.” [Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at]

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