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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4573
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 2005-2015
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.08 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Essequibo Music | musical organisation
The Macusi Players | musical group


Administrative/Biographical history:

Keith Waithe was born in Guyana, South America. He first first learned to play the trumpet from his father and then transferred to the flute. He studied music at University of Surrey and the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. He has been an award winning flautist, composer, teacher and expert proponent of vocal gymnastics system. He has produced and promoted an international musical style, exploring an original fusion of jazz, classical, African, Caribbean, Asian and Western influences. He has performed at Ealing Jazz Festival and The Brecon International Jazz Festival, and has made numerous media appearances on television and radio.

Keith Waithe formed The Macusi Players (see introduction to LMA/4573/02 for further details) and has been Director of Essequibo Music, an umbrella organisation with British artists and musicians working in educational, cultural and performances arenas (see introduction to LMA/4573/01 for further details).

He has worked for Ealing Borough Council and has been involved in a number of organisations established by Eric and Jessica Huntley, publishers and community activists in Ealing, including support given to their publishing house, Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications Limited, through Friends of Bogle.

(Source: April 2011).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Keith Waithe, musician, comprising published recordings from Essequibo Music and The Macusi Players with business card and promotional card.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as follows: LMA/4573/01 ESSEQUIBO MUSIC; LMA/4573/02 THE MACUSI PLAYERS.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions. Recordings are access by appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 2008 and 2015.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also his involvement with Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications Limited (LMA/4462) and Huntley, Eric and Jessica (LMA/4463).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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