Monday, February 4, 2008

African Chamber Music: Akin Euba, Gyimah Labi, J. H. Kwabena Nketia & Joshua Uzoigwe

[Dr. Akin Euba, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh]

Chamber Music is popular among contemporary African composers. Canadian Pianist Christopher Foley has written an article on a concert of African Chamber Music in which he participated in March 2000. The works included:
The Wanderer by Akin Euba; Four Nigerian Dances by Joshua Uzoigwe; At the Immaculate Beehive by Gyimah Labi; and Antubam by J.H. Kwabena Nketia. Akin Euba is profiled at Dr. Foley begins:

Every so often, I'm privileged to play a concert that resonates with me for years afterwards. One of these took place in early March of 2000, in a concert for Vancouver New Music entitled "The Wanderer: Chamber Music of Africa". Full Article

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