Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Godwin Sadoh: Nigerian Composer Fela Sowande Died 25 Years Ago Today on March 13, 1987

Godwin Sadoh
iUniverse (2007)

The Nigerian composer and organist Fela Sowande was born May 29, 1905 in Oyo, Nigeria. Biographer Bode Omojola has called him the “Father of Nigerian Art Music.” Sowande died 25 years ago today, on March 13, 1987 at a nursing home in Ravenna, Ohio. He is featured at AfriClassical.com

Godwin Sadoh, D.M.A. is a Nigerian organist and composer who serves as Professor of Music at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama. His website is: http://www.godwinsadoh.com/ Prof. Sadoh is author of The Organ Works of Fela Sowande: Cultural Perspectives, published by iUniverse (2007).

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