As part of a month-long of activities honoring Black History
Month, Loyola Marymount University
is hosting a mixed-media presentation and master class delivered by world-renowned
composer and pianist William Chatman Nyaho. The two events will be held on
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Murphy Recital Hall.
The afternoon event will include a mixed-media presentation about
African pop music as a resource for African art. A question
and answer session will immediately follow. In the evening event, Nyaho
will lead a master class with piano students featuring works by Ghanaian and Nigerian
Nyaho is internationally known for the range and artistry of his performances and is the editor
of a recently published five-volume anthology of music for solo piano
by composers from Africa and the African Diaspora.
Black History Month is a remembrance and commemoration of
important leaders and events in African American history. Black History Month
also aims to expose the dangers of racial prejudice and recognize the significant
contributions that the African American community has had on American society.
The musical performance is sponsored by the Office of Black
Student Services, Department of Music College of Communications and Fine Arts
and Office of Intercultural Affairs. Admission is free and all students, faculty
and staff are encouraged to attend.
For more information and additional events regarding Black
History Month, please contact the Office of Black Student Services at
310.338.5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org