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Recent Compositions
Sii Sii Sii for Band and Chorus or Chorus and African Drums (2004)—Sii Sii Sii was first commissioned for band and chorus and was premiered by Oak Park Elementary School, Stillwater, MN in June 2004. In September 2004, Sowah re-arranged the piece for chorus and African drums for the Central Middle School in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Asomdwee for SATB (2003)—This work was premiered by World Voices in December 2003 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Agoo for full Orchestra and Speaking In Tongues (2003)—Completed in February 2003, Agoo was commissioned through the Ethnic Concerto Program of the organization International Friendship Through the Performing Arts and premiered by the St. Paul Civic Symphony and Speaking In Tongues at the St. Paul Landmark Center in May 2004.

Bronya A Ba (Christmas Is Here) for Choir and African Drums (2002)—This work was commissioned by the University of St. Thomas Liturgical Choir, directed by Rob Strusinski. It was premiered on December 5, 2002 at the University of St. Thomas Chapel.

Kunkum for Band and African Ensemble (2002)—Kunkum was commissioned by the Webster Magnet Elementary Honor Band of St. Paul, Minnesota. Conducted by Diane Sollenberger, this composition was premiered on Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 at the Central High School Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Nyamo, a Celebration for Symphonic Band, Chorus and African Ensemble (2002)—This work was commissioned by the Symphonic Band and Symphonic Choir of Kenmore Jr. High School (Kenmore, Washington) and was premiered at the Washington State MENC (Music Educators National Conference) in Yakima, Washington in February 2002. It was also performed at the National MENC convention in Nashville, Tennessee in April 2002.

Wo Ayi Me A Ma (2001)—This choral composition was commissioned by World Voices and premiered on March 11, 2000.

Other Compositions
Jaliyaa (1999)—a composition for kora (a 21-string Mandinka harp-lute), full orchestra, and chorus
Pot of Wisdom (1997)—a setting of an African folktale for orchestra, narrator, African ensemble, and African dancer
Bawa for Gyil (xylophones) and Double Wind Quintet (1996)
The Tapper for African Drums and Orchestra (1996)
Esee Sane (1995)—a composition for full orchestra and African drum ensemble
Ekombi for Winds and Percussion (1994)

Sii Sii Sii (2007)—third solo album
Ntoa (2002)—second solo album
First Word (2000)—with Speaking in Tongues
Naa-Niami (1999)—first solo album
Soundtrack for Africa Trail (CD-ROM, 1995)—released by MECC (creators of the also popular CD-ROM, Oregon Trail)
Agape (1993)—with Marty Haugen