Classical Music from Africa and the African Diaspora

Historic Composers Directory

A directory of all historic Black composers currently known by MBC
(known living composers appear in our Living Composers Directory).

Search or sort directory by surname, region, birth year, or death year by clicking on the column headings.

An “X” in the “MBC Poster” column indicates those composers who appear on MBC’s Black Classical Composers Timeline Poster!

Do you know any composers’ names we are missing? Please let us know!

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