Twenty-first-century African classicism: illustrations from the piano trio Pivicafrique on the theme of Jack Berry’s ‘Sasabonsam’s Match’

his article provides an insight into the thought processes of a composer, offering a guide for listeners to think creatively through the music. It presents a panoramic view and an analysis of the piano trio based on ‘Sasabonsam’s Match’ composed by the author. The 18-minute work called Pivicafrique for piano, violin and cello exemplifies Nketia’s syncretic approach to contemporary African composition and Euba’s theory of African pianism.

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