Suzy Eises shares her London experience

17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Award-winning saxophonist Suzy Eises recently returned from London where she represented Namibia in an orchestra.

On how the opportunity came about, Suzy Eises told tjil that, the Namibian High Commission in the UK received a request from Universal Music and BAFTA award-winning, Oscar-nominated English composer George Fenton that they were searching for a Namibian musician. “They contacted me as I was in London at the time and I gladly accepted the invitation to participate.”

She mentioned that they did not perform but recorded a piece of music in the famous Abbey Road Studios with an orchestra that will feature one musician from every country. The group is called Earth Orchestra. There will also be an accompanying documentary that is being shot in London and in some of the musicians' home towns/villages/cities.

The seasoned saxophonist shared that the highlight of the recording session was simply the fact that she was the first Namibian to record at the famous Abbey Road Studios. “Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and The Beatles recorded there - so it was a first for Namibia, one for the history books and I am glad to represent our country and be an ambassador.

“I hope to inspire other Namibian musicians, creatives and entrepreneurs to keep growing, keep improving and keep believing,” said Suzy Eises.

She told tjil that she believes that African music is celebrated globally as she has received enthusiastic responses to her music. She is grateful and glad to share her jazz-influenced African music with the world.

Eises just got home in April after a three-month jazz course at the London College of Creative Media in London. She said she feels so motivated and inspired to study and perform more. “Along with the studies, it was great to see other musicians perform at social events and learn from them as well,” shared Eises. This year, she is channelling her energy and focus towards her music studies, working with the Physically Active Youth and schools to educate and inspire the community, especially the youth, about music, their personal issues and how to overcome them while promoting the country internationally.

MICHAEL KAYUNDE

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