Edewede Oriwoh is a Nigerian Composer. Her works include choral pieces written in Hausa, Esan, English, Latin and a number of other languages. In addition to choral and solo pieces, Edewede has composed works for flute, strings and piano and some of her compositions have been performed in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy.
On the 11th of December 2018, Edewede’s short piece “Play” was performed by the Ensemble Chaminade as part of the “L’Altra Meta Della Musica” (“The Other Half of Music”) Women Composers Conference (www.chaminade.it/convegno.html) which was held at the Aula Magna Liceo “Rosmini”, in Trento, Italy. “Play” was arranged for a piano and wind quartet by Marina Giovannini. This arrangement is one of the selected compositions included in a CD (“The Other Half of Music”) of works of Women Composers from around the world. The CD was released by the Ensemble Chaminade on 8th March 2019.
At the conference in Italy, Edewede took part in a panel discussion alongside other female composers to talk about their inspirations and experiences as composers and any hopes and concerns they have in this regard.
Edewede is one of the female composers whose works are listed in the Compendium Musicae Flauta, a compendium of flute and flute-related compositions of more than 2,500 women composers.
Edewede created and currently manages www.AfricanComposers.com. She also manages the African Composers Facebook page which is a partner resource to the website.
She Praises God for the Grace He has given to her which enables her to compose.
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