As part of a month-long of activities honoring Black History
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
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