Friday, March 7, 2008

Pianist William Chapman Nyaho On WNYC And Online

[ASA: William Chapman Nyaho, Piano Music by Composers of African Descent; MSR Classics (2008)]

WNYC – Evening Music: William Chapman Nyaho, March 6, 2008

Born in Washington D.C. but raised from an early age in Ghana, West Africa, pianist and scholar William Chapman Nyaho has been an avid proponent for composers of African descent through piano recitals throughout the world and the editing of an ambitious multi-volume set of piano music from Africa. Hear exclusively the unabridged version of this exclusive portrait, in his own words and with his own music.

[The program audio is 12 minutes long. Dr. William H. Chapman Nyaho's anthology, Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora, is a landmark 5-volume publication from Oxford University Press. The first two volumes are on sale; the rest are due by June. His website is He is also profiled at]

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