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Honorary Doctorate for Yolanda Brown

MOBO-Award winning saxophonist Yolanda Brown receiving her honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of East London at a ceremony at the Barbican on December 2nd from the University’s Chancellor Lord Rix. Other recipients of honorary degrees on the same day were Deputy Mayor of London, Richard Barnes AM, human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger, Malaysian human rights lawyer Dato’ Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah and Time Out Editor Mark Frith. Alongside her performing career, Yolanda Brown is studying for a PhD (technically an earned doctorate) at the University of Kent.

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