Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 1

Early Intermediate

William H. Chapman Nyaho
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for solo piano
This first volume for advanced beginners offers a wonderful introduction to Ragtime and Jazz as well as syncopation and different articulations. The pieces range from light-hearted pieces like 'Kwela,' the Zulu term for dance, to soulful and spiritual pieces like 'Dusk.' This volume includes performance notes for each piece.


  • Isak Roux: Kwela No. 1
  • Ulysses Kay: Tender Thought
  • Hale Smith: My Scarf is Yellow
  • Nkeiru Okoye: Dusk
  • Robert Mawuena Kwami: Piano Piece No. 2, Call and Response
  • Halik El-Dabh: Soufiane
  • Hale Smith: Off-Beat Shorty
  • Florence B. Price: Ticklin' Toes
  • Valerie Capers: Sweet Mister Jelly Roll
  • Nkeiru Okoye: Dancing Barefoot in theRain
  • Isak Roux: Lullaby
  • Valerie Capers: The Monk
  • Bangambula Vindu: Lullaby
  • J. H. Kwabena Nketia:Builsa Work Song
  • Christian Onyeji: Ufie III

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193868229
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Publication Date: 19/04/2007
ISBN: 9780193868229
Voices: Solo
Force: Solo piano
Level of difficulty: B


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