Chineke! Orchestra, Europe’s first professional majority Black and Ethnic Minority orchestra, is performing this evening at London’s Southbank Centre. Tickets available here.

She spoke about her ability to assume other roles. She said that for years she and a friend staged puppet shows, in which she played many characters. Illustrating the range of puppet possibilities, she raised her voice to a falsetto, and said, ‘You can be Little Red Riding Hood.’ Then a wicked smile crossed her face, as she lowered her voice to a growl, and said, ‘And you can also be the wolf.’ She added, ‘Why limit oneself to one voice?’ ”

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