September 6, 2016
Caleb will be touring with the Sphinx virtuosi during the months of September and October during their tour of the USA.
The SPHINX VIRTUOSI, led by the CATALYST QUARTET, is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned SPHINX COMPETITION come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. This unique self-conducted ensemble earned rave reviews from The New York Times during its highly acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall in December 2004. Allan Kozinn described their performance as “first-rate in every way” and “the ensemble produced a more beautiful, precise and carefully shaped sound than some fully professional orchestras that come through Carnegie Hall in the course of the year.”
The Sphinx Virtuosi have returned to Carnegie Hall annually since 2006 performing to sold-out halls and earning outstanding reviews from The New York Times each year. At once a bridge between minority communities and the classical music establishment, the Sphinx Virtuosi continue to garner critical acclaim during their annual national tours to many of the leading venues around the country. Inspired by Sphinx’s overarching mission, the Sphinx Virtuosi works to advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through performances of varied repertoire.
August 5, 2016
Caleb and the team from Regulus Sound Productions recently completed music production for the upcoming video game "Civilization VI". Caleb collaborated with lead composer Geoff Knorr on music from the Kongo for the upcoming release of "Civ VI".
Debuting in Civilization VI is the Kingdom of Kongo, led by Mvemba a Nzinga. Also called King Afonso I, Nzinga is most famous for his attempts to spread Christianity across his empire, and increased activities with Portugal in a bid to modernize the empire.
Mvemba a Nzinga’s road to becoming king was paved with conflict. In 1506, he defeated his half-brother Mpanzu a Nzinga’s forces in open conflict to claim the throne. Accounts attributed his victory to the appearance of an apparition of Saint James the Great breaking the morale of the enemy, thus leading to Christianity becoming the royal faith during Nzinga’s rule.
March 15, 2015
The month of March was busy for Caleb because he was working with the South African Broadcasting Company One (SABC1) and African Media & Production Network (AMPN) in the production of the Sing-Off South Africa. The show will be featuring accapella groups from all over South Africa.