Dr Uchenna Ngwe’s academic research focuses on explorations of Black classical musicians in Britain through the lens of curatorial-activism. She is the creator of plainsightSOUND – an online research project promoting historical Black musicians in British classical music – and co-founder of the Shared Narratives online conference and network for researchers of colour in the performing arts. Uchenna has presented several BBC Radio programmes including the Radio 3 Sunday Feature ‘Frank Johnson, Queen Victoria and the Black Brass Band’, which followed her research into the life of an innovative 19th-century African American performer and composer.

Her PhD titled Re-Sounding the African Diaspora: Uncovering Afro-British histories in British classical music was awarded in 2022.

Recent research