Marieke's 2021 song cycle "Never Again", based on poetry by Valentine Kizito, won the DePaul Concerto Competition and was featured on the Lieder Laboratory podcast. The cycle focuses on themes of war and conflict awareness from an African lens.
Marieke is a founding board member of the Canadian queer and drag opera company Opéra Queens
AKOJOPO MUSIC FOUNDATION
As winner of the 2022 Alsop Entrepreneurship Award, Marieke is launching her concept for a Pan-African music e-commerce marketplace through the Àkójọpọ̀ Music Foundation
Marieke is currently composing a new song cycle based on poetry by Valentine Kizito, focusing on themes of climate justice and childhood nostalgia in Africa
Marieke is currently working on a new collaborative recital project with pianist Kamilla Arku, featuring songs by African composers that explore themes of climate justice and the intersection of poverty, racial justice and climate change.