Taylor - “Resilience, pride, inclusion and perseverance”
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer and conductor.
His talent was such that he was invited to perform for the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, a rarity at the time for the descendants of African-American slaves.
Coleridge-Taylor’s music drew inspiration from traditional African music, integrating this into classical music with deftness and to great success.
"Our house is named after Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the English composer and political activist who fought against racial prejudice with his incredible compositions. Conscious of his African descent, Taylor’s classical compositions were heavily influenced by traditional African music making him one of the most progressive writers of his time. Inspired by him, we value resilience, pride, inclusion and perseverance."