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Musician of the Month
Cycle E

Resources That Rock!

September
Lord Kitchener

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Lord Kitchener, also known as Aldwyn Roberts, was a Trinidadian calypso musician and songwriter. He was a prominent figure in calypso music, known for his witty lyrics, social commentary, and infectious melodies.

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October
Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Considered the godmother of rock and roll, she blended gospel music with blues and influenced numerous musicians with her dynamic performances.

November
Jacqueline du Pré

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Jacqueline du Pré was a British cellist who achieved international acclaim for her virtuosity and passionate performances. Her career was tragically cut short by multiple sclerosis, but her musical legacy endures.

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December
Anna Meredith

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Anna Meredith is a British composer and electronic musician known for her innovative and genre-defying compositions that combine classical, pop, and experimental elements, pushing the boundaries of contemporary music.

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January
Damon Albarn

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Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the frontman of the band Blur and as the co-founder of the virtual band Gorillaz.

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February
Antonio Vivaldi

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Antonio Vivaldi was an Italian composer and violinist of the Baroque era. He is best known for his composition "The Four Seasons," which remains one of the most popular and influential pieces of classical music.

March
The Chieftains

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The Chieftains are an Irish traditional music group formed in 1962. Renowned for their virtuosic performances and collaborations with various artists, they have played a significant role in popularizing Irish traditional music worldwide.

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April
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a British composer of African descent. He gained recognition for his compositions, particularly the choral trilogy "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast," blending classical European music with African and African-American musical elements.

May
Edith Piaf

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Edith Piaf, born Édith Giovanna Gassion, was a French singer and cultural icon. Known as "The Little Sparrow," her emotive voice and poignant performances made her one of France's most beloved musical figures.

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June
Kodō

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Kodo is a renowned Japanese taiko drumming ensemble. Known for their powerful and energetic performances, they showcase the rich cultural heritage of Japan and captivate audiences with their rhythmic and synchronized drumming.

July
Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue is a renowned Australian singer, songwriter, and actress, known for her infectious pop hits and captivating performances, earning her international fame and a place as a pop icon.

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