In Quest Of Joseph Emidy

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Joseph Antonio Emidy was an African slave who became a violinist in the opera orchestra in Lisbon.

Enslaved again by the British Navy, he fought in the Napoleonic Wars until put ashore in Falmouth, where he became a successful composer.

Playwright Nick Darke pieces together his remarkable story.

With contributions from historian Richard McGrady, composer Tunde Jegede, slavery expert Nancy Naro and the descendants of Emidy.