BBC Music Day is the BBC's annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with 2,000 events and over a hundred broadcasts on tv, radio and digital services across the UK.

The 2019 theme was Music and Wellbeing - the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact on our lives. And I was invited to perform.

I delivered a specially-commissioned spoken word composition over 'Nimrod' from Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' performed by the Bradford Youth Orchestra at the city's Broadway shopping centre.

Gayle Lofthouse on Radio Leeds generously described the event as "the jewel in the crown of BBC Music Day here in West Yorkshire".

The event was organised by Bradford Council and BBC Music Introducing in West Yorkshire and broadcast on Radio Leeds. The theme this year was youth and what future lies in store for young people.


© Naomie Musumba Soda, 2020