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“Wade in the Water” from Spiritual Fantasy No. 12 by Frederick C. Tillis 

Pianist Samantha Ege and Boston-based Castle of our Skins perform Safika: Three Tales of African Migration by South African composer Bongani Ndodana- Breen to launch their new album Homage. Filmed in Oxford, the full performance is now available free to view on YouTube. Released on Lorelt on 28 October, Homage celebrates Chamber Music from the African Continent and Diaspora by Undine Smith Moore, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Frederick C. Tillis and Zenobia Powell Perry. It follows Samantha Ege’s earlier albums on Lorelt of piano music of Florence Price and Black Renaissance Woman. For 30 years Lorelt Records has promoted music by women and ethnically diverse composers.


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