The Participating Artists in Ignatius Inspires
Caroline Muraldo (Dance)
Caroline Muraldo is the artistic director of Muraldo DC – a dance company that performs traditional dances from Africa and the Caribbean, in addition to wide range of dance pieces based on Biblical truths. An experienced dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, Caroline also incorporates storytelling, folk singing and Caribbean dance games into her dance work.
Waiyin Lee (Piano)
Waiyin Lee has worked as the professional accompanist for the Vocal Department of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She has also worked as the musical director of European Chamber Opera and as a repetiteur for the Opera Department of the Royal College of Music, National Opera Studio, English Pocket Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Grange Park Opera and Opera Holland Park. She has also performed solo and chamber recitals at various venues across the UK.
Nana Asaase (Performance Poetry)
Nana Asaase is a celebrated poet and spoken word artist, based in Accra, Ghana. With experience spanning more than a decade, Nana Asaase blends English with Ghanaian languages, aiming to present a bridge between tradition and modernity in spoken word performance.
Marva Jackson Lord (Website Design and Support)
A writer and creative director, Marva draws on years of experience in digital media, promotion, journalism and broadcasting, to use technology to reach the widest possible audience, on behalf of artists and businesses. Her previous clients include Burning Spear, Gil Scott Heron and Third World.
Juwon Ogungbe (Composer and Singer)
Composer, singer, music director and educator, Juwon Ogungbe has produced high quality work in various musical genres and art forms over almost three decades. He has worked on commissions for the RSC, LIFT, the Southbank Centre, BBC, and Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre amongst others. His singing career includes featuring as a soloist in the Enlightenment Ensemble’s “A Love Supreme” project (2012-2016) and also performing many principal operatic baritone roles in productions. Juwon led The Vocal Ensemble of Africa, bands and his own music theatre ensemble for many years. His music theatre adaptation of “Merchant of Venice”, supported by the British Council, was rapturously received at HIFA 2012 in Zimbabwe. Juwon was also an international visiting scholar/artist at the University of Richmond (2012), artist in residence at both the V&A Museum of Childhood (2002) and at HMP Wormwood Scrubs (2003). In 2014, on a BFI/WOMAD/Bristol University produced UK tour, Juwon performed his own score with screenings of the silent movie “Siliva, the Zulu”. “Life Force Music”(2012) – Juwon’s well received album, has recently been followed with the release of a single “My Love” (2017). Recently, Juwon was the lead artist on Transculturalvisions’s Singing Cultures project (2016).