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us: Nketia, J. H. Kwabena

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  • Fuller Name

    • Joseph Hanson Kwabena
  • Variants

    • us: Kwabena Nketia, J. H. (Joseph Hanson)
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1921-06-22
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Mampong (Ghana)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ghana
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Presbyterian Training College (Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana)
        • Organization: (naf) University of London
        • Organization: (naf) Trinity College of Music
        • Organization: (naf) University of Ghana
        • Organization: (naf) International Folk Music Council
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    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Music
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Ethnomusicologists
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Poets
                (lcsh) Linguists
            • Sources

              • found: His African music in Ghana, 1963.
              • found: Horne, A. String music of Black composers, c1991 (Nketia, Joseph Hanson Kwabena; b. 6-22-21, Mampong, Ashanti Region, Ghana)
              • found: The role of traditional festivals in community ... 19--: t.p. (J.H. Kwabena Nketia) p. 4 of cover (Prof. J.H.K. Nketia; currently the director of the International Centre of African Music and Dance of the Institute of African Studies, Legon)
              • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 19, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Nketia, J. H. Kwabena; Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia; ethnomusicologist, linguist, composer, poet; born 22 June 1921 in Ashanti Mampong, Ghana; graduated from the Presbyterian Training College at Akropong-Akwapim; taught music; studied Twi (Akan) language and linguistics, University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (1944-46); received a BA, from the University of London; took courses at the Trinity College of Music and Birkbeck College; Presbyterian College in Ghana; published collection of Akan folk songs (1949); was a research fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana (1952); received a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship to study music in the United States (1958); founded the Institute for African Studies (1961); became the Arts Council chairman (1976-1979); published 3 major books on African music (early 1960s); was a member of executive board of International Folk Music Council (1959-1970), the board of directors of International Society for Music Education (1967-1974) and first vice president of Society of Ethnomusicology (1972); founded the International Centre for African Music and Dance in Ghana (1993))
            • LC Classification

              • PL8751.9.N4
            • Change Notes

              • 1980-03-25: new
              • 2016-08-10: revised
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