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Noted Ghanaian pianist donates July 29 benefit concert
for arts and human relief.


William H. Chapman Nyaho, a world-touring Ghanaian-American pianist, will perform July 29, 7:30 p.m., at Western New Mexico University's Fine Arts Center Theater in a concert to benefit two organizations. The Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) and One Family International (OFI) will split the proceeds from the benefit concert.

Chapman Nyaho graduated from Achimota School in Ghana, where he earned the Performer's Diploma and the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music. He holds degrees from St. Peter's College, Oxford University (UK), the Eastman School of Music and the University of Texas at Austin. He also studied piano at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland, and he is the recipient of numerous prizes in musical competitions. He presently is a concert pianist, independent scholar and teacher residing in the Pacific Northwest, and has released a critically acclaimed CD, "SENKU: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent." He has performed at recitals in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

The MRAC is a Silver City non-profit arts organization whose mission is to increase appreciation for and nurture an understanding of the arts. OFI is a Louisiana-based non-profit organization that works through partner agencies, endeavoring to empower people through sustainable development and meet the basic human needs of people from Texas to Tanzania.

Tickets are $15, available at the MRAC office in the Wells Fargo Bank building, and at Gila Hike & Bike, Leyba & Ingalls Arts, Alotta Gelato, 1st New Mexico Bank at Walmart, Cienega Spa & Salon and Mouse of All Trades.

For more information, call the MRAC at 538-2505 or toll-free, (888) 758-7289, or check their Web site at www.mimbresarts.org.


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