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African Pianism - Abdelkader Saadoun (percussion); Rebeca Omordia (piano)
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  1. Egun Variations, for piano in G major
  2. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Play Time
  3. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Dagarti Work Song
  4. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Builsa Work Song
  5. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Volta Fantasy
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  1. Egun Variations, for piano in G major
  2. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Play Time
  3. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Dagarti Work Song
  4. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Builsa Work Song
  5. Pedagogical Pieces (12), for piano : Volta Fantasy
  6. Ufie, Igbo dance for piano
  7. Five Kaleidoscopes, for piano
  8. Scenes from a South African Childhood, 9 pieces for piano: II. Princess Rainbow
  9. Nocturne for piano No. 4
  10. Nocturne for piano No. 5
  11. Nocturne for piano No. 6
  12. En attente du printemps, for piano & tar
  13. Yoruba Songs Without Words (3), for piano & percussion
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The commercial success of this release is perhaps no surprise, for it certainly delivers something different from most anything else listeners are encountering in 2022. The contents are exactly what is promised by pianist Rebeca Omordia, herself of Nigerian-Romanian background: works for piano by African composers. A few of these composers have been heard before on recordings, but for the most part, they will be new to listeners. There is one work by a white South African composer, David Earl, and several by a composer from ...

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