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date: 20 September 2019

Nketia, J(oseph) H(anson) Kwabenalocked

  • Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje

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(b Mampong, June 22, 1921). Ghanaian ethnomusicologist and composer. He was educated at the Presbyterian Training College in Akropong (1937–41) and later studied linguistics and social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London (1944–6). He gained music degrees from Trinity College of Music and Birkbeck College, London (BA 1949). Nketia has worked in a variety of positions at universities in Ghana and the United States. He was a lecturer at the Presbyterian Training College in Akropong (1942–4, 1949–52); a research fellow in African Studies at the University College of Ghana (1952–9); a senior research fellow at University College of Ghana (1959–61); an associate professor and professor at the University of Ghana, Legon (1962–3); the director of the School of Music, Dance and Drama at the University of Ghana, Legon (1963–79...

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Ethnomusicology