Akluno Kou Noun Bla Miton means Lord have mercy. A language from the Republic of Benin called Fongbe. As someone who grew up in the Republic of Benin. I was exposed to such an arrangement of melodies from the Land. Most of their natives' songs performed at the church were arranged like this. I thought by the grace of God of composing this song for the bassoon alone. May the Lord have mercy on us and on the whole world because His mercy and grace is what we need at this time.
Oluwatunmise is a Yoruba name (South Western Nigeria) derived from a battered situation after which God remakes, repairs, beautifies and redeems the person. It is subtitled as God has redeemed me. The writing of this song is a divine one as the urge to write this song for the bassoon kept ringing in my head. We may have lost some things or felt bitter about a situation but here is to say that God has redeemed us by bringing His Son to the world and letting Him die for us on the cross.
Yanci means Freedom in the Hausa language. A song for flute and violin. It is one piece that explains that we were all born free whether you are black or white. I would love to hear your interpretation of this music as you play it. God bless you again.