Sunday, July 09, 2006

ambrose campbell 1919-2006

As a boy in Nigeria, Ambrose Campbell, who has died aged 86, sang in the church choir and grew up - the son of a minister - under a strict Victorian regime. But after dark he escaped, slipping out to the Lagos waterfront where seamen gathered from along the coast, sharing experiences, drinking palm wine.

The above, from the obituary of Ambrose Campbell - Nigeria's oldest musician who died in the UK last month. Read the obituary by Val Wilmer - in full


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