Perspectives on African Pianism II: A Lecture by E. Nduka
|Date:||February 15, 2020|
|Time:||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
In Honor of Black History Month, The Ocean City Free Public Library Presents
PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN PIANISM II A LECTURE BY ECHEZONACHUKWU NDUKA
The concept of African Pianism is one of the hallmarks of African art music in the 20th century. African composers who are mostly trained in the Western tradition of classical music, take advantage of their bi-cultural and bi-musical backgrounds to compose piano works of distinctive quality that exude traits of interconnections across cultures. Hence, basic and complex rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic idioms of indigenous musical forms are often taken as materials for composing piano music. Over the years, scholars, composers and performers alike, have continued in this tradition, while expanding the limits of theories and performance practices on African Pianism.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 2PM
THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Echezonachukwu Nduka is a pianist, poet, and music scholar currently living in Mays Landing. Author of Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts, his music and poetry have been featured on various reputable platforms around the world.
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