Pianist Wnukowski leads Africville Museum fundraiser

The first-ever fundraiser for Africville Museum will take place on November 16 at Halifax's Seaport Market. Renowned pianist Daniel Wnukowski comes equipped with a repertoire celebrating black composers.

Repertoire to include a celebration of black composers

Renowned pianist Daniel Wnukowski will be in Halifax on Nov. 16 for a celebration of black composers for the Africville Museum fundraiser. (Debut Atlantic)
Africville Museum is hosting its first-ever fundraiser and will bring together top-notch talent at the Halifax Seaport Market on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Leading the way is Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski, who will offer a repertoire that is a celebration of black composers.

Hailed as a "pianist to watch" by New York Classical Review and a "dashing pianist" by the Sunday Times, Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls.

He was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to perform outreach concerts for remote communities in Canada and founded the Collingwood Summer Music Festival.

Local entertainers joining in the celebration are Shauntay Grant, Halifax-based writer, storyteller and performance artist and the city's third poet laureate, and rising star Zamani, an 18-year-old singer-songwriter, who will deliver her own brand of R&B, soul, urban jazz and pop. 

Writer-performance artist Shauntay Grant, left, and singer-songwriter Zamani will bring their talents to the stage for the Africville Museum fundraiser. (Africville Museum)
For more information about the museum and the fundraiser visit Africville Museum website.