SEMAYO’s Africa Video

Feb 5, 2021

The Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (SEMAYO) present an amazing virtual performance of Toto’s “Africa,” available to view on

SEMAYO Conductor Tobias Monte stated “The current pandemic has kept performing artists apart for nearly a year. In-person collaborations have been few and far between. Even though we're separated we can still make music together. The students and staff of the youth orchestras prepared and recorded their parts from home or wherever they happened to be to create this virtual performance.”

The video may be found at More information about the youth orchestras may be found at

The Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras are the youth orchestras of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach thousands of students each year in local schools and through open access online. This season, concerts and programs are being presented virtually for the safety of our musicians and patrons. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit today!