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MusicPlus: Allyson Devenish

“People assume that because I play the piano I must play jazz, because I’m black. I haven’t studied it; it would be like asking me to make a table when I’m not a carpenter.”

Allyson Devenish is the artistic director of a capella group NitroVoX, which tells stories of the African diaspora through song.

She speaks to Chris Gunness about decolonising the musical curriculum, and the importance of race and identity in her career so far.