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LMU hosts Ghanaian Pianist In Honor of Black History Month

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 composers.

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 obss@lmu.edu