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.

20000805

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.