Thursday, February 7, 2008

Quintet of the Americas to Present African Impact Concert at Langston Hughes Library on February 8

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

Akin Euba, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still are among composers of African Descent whose works will be played, according to Sequenza 21:

The Quintet of the Americas will present a special “African Impact,” concert on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. at Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona, Queens, New York. This is part of a two-day celebration of author Langston Hughes.

Works to be performed will include a Woodwind Quintet by the eminent Nigerian composer Akin Euba, who is on the composition faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. some Zulu-South African music including “Nansi Imali” by Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, music by African-Americans Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still, and Charlie Parker.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Langston Hughes Library at 718-651-1100 or visit their website at

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[Akin Euba is profiled at]

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